(From 2011 Vintage) 2011 Mt. George Merlot: Our Merlot vines are rooted in the foothills of an ancient volcano, Mt. George. These rocky slopes are in a climate sweet spot: close enough to the cool San Pablo Bay to give the wine aromas of rosemary and mint, warm enough to bring out flavors of blackberry and spice. We finish the wine in oak to add a hint of cocoa and a velvety texture.
The Mt. George vineyard gives the Merlot an oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body. In 1981, Ron and Diane Disney Miller established Silverado Vineyards in the heart of Stags Leap District. Over the years, they expanded their estate to include six distinctive vineyards in the Napa Valley and Carneros.