2022 Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon

Absolutely Delicious: 2022 Venge Vineyards 'Silencieux' Cabernet Sauvignon

It's back, and it's another fantastic vintage of Kirk Venge's Silencieux Cab! As is always the case, this stuff is opulent, decadent, and polished, and it really showcases all of the virtues of Napa Valley Cab.

Even better, Kirk lowered his price this year. After having to raise his prices in 2021 because he made little to no wine in 2020 due to the fires/smoke, Venge brought the price back down to its previous level. No other Napa Valley producer is doing that.....

We've got a bunch in stock, but it's never enough. Get a bottle of this All-American Cab, and enjoy it on Independence Day!

Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon

2022 Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon 

Kills Caymus, destroys Duckhorn, and slays Silver Oak! 

Buy a Solid Six-Pack or More: $49.99/bottle -- over 25% off!

Anything Less: $54.99/bottle ($69.99 regular price)

I've stocked every vintage of this wine back to 2010, and it is a wine that is always a great snapshot of the vintage. Kirk includes fruit from Calistoga, Oakville, and Rutherford for the composition of Silencieux, and this showcases classic valley floor richness, density, and style. Translate, this stuff is drop dead gorgeous!

I've never had a bad vintage of this wine, and it's because Venge is a quality fanatic. Silencieux is his highest-production Cab, but he still only makes roughly 7,000 cases of it. At that production level, he can still hand-harvest, hand-sort, and hand-make this wine to maintain the consistent quality we've all come to know this wine for.

Before I get into my own tasting notes, I must remind you that we never get enough of this wine. We sold 300+ cases last year before it ran out -- we could have easily sold a bunch more. I attribute the success of this wine to its very high quality-to-price ratio. As I've said in the past, this destroys a lot of more well known Cabs that cost two to three times the price.

Incredible value for money, that's what this wine delivers. It's made using the same care and "ingredients" as many wines that cost 3 to 4 times the price. Fruit comes from top sites in Calistoga, Oakville, and Rutherford, and the wine is aged for 18 months in high quality (and high dollar) French oak (65% new). The finished product slays so many Napa Cabs that cost so much more.

Okay, I've hyped the hell out of this thing -- here are my personal tasting notes. Opaque in color, very "leggy" in the glass, and the nose is classic Venge. Huge notes of cassis, ripe dark berries, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, espresso, and oak spice all come out to play. This coats every square inch of the palate and offers up similar flavors as aromas.

Seamless in texture with fine-grained, ripe tannins, this is a big wine that drinks a little too easily. Super long on the finish! Like most vintages of this wine, this offers immediate gratification, but I suspect it will provide great drinking over the next 10-15 years.