Silver Stallion 2012
Brawny, bold yet elegant
Exclusive wines, handcrafted in very small lots, available only from the Winery
This brawny, bold yet elegantly finessed Cabernet Sauvignon was inspired by a stunning Venetian blown glass stallion; its mane and hoofs encrusted with sterling silver. Vintner, Wayne O’Connell, a 4th generation rancher whose grandfather founded the California Cattleman’s Association, had to have it! He named it Silver Stallion and declared,” I will have a wine named after this amazing statue to honor my heritage.” Each bottle is hand numbered.
81.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Merlot, 13.6% Malbec
The 2012 vintage has a very elegant style. The first time addition of Merlot gives the wine depth and smoothness.
A celebration wine for entertaining and special occasions. Enjoy aromas and flavors of red fruits, coffee and tobacco within an elegant structure and refined tannins.
Cabernet Sauvignon is from the organic O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard Creek Block. Its soil structure is sand and gravel, a result of flooding from Dry Creek, providing highly structured fruit, with clearly defined flavors. The Malbec is from Oak Knoll and the Merlot from Rutherford.
When it is time for an elegant party, nothing beats a Cabernet Sauvignon in a magnum. It comfortable serves 6. Serve with classic Beef cuts.
36 months in new and once used French Oak of medium plus toast.
Drinkable upon release. Age worthy for a decade or more.