A classic cabernet at its peak. Garnet, opaque, no brown edges. Typical old-style Silver Oak aroma of cassis, sweet American oak vanilla, slight hint of herbs. On the palate very soft and round, medium body but with flavors building for 30 seconds. Very long fruit and oak aftertaste.
Having grown up in and around the cellar at Silver Oak, Matt Meyer seemed destined to continue his late father Justin's winemaking vision. After selling their share of the famed Napa winery to their longtime partners, Matt decided to chart his own course in Mendocino's Yorkville Highlands with a focus on Syrah and Port. But as tends to happen with the constant tinkering at small wineries, Matt, along with winemaking help from his Aussie wife Karen and mother Bonny, expanded the lineup to include a few more mainstream offerings, several of which we've selected for your consideration here. Matt is well aware of the legacy he's a part of, and has every intention of keeping the torch lit and held high in the cellar.