Date Tasted: 1/19/13
Price: Suggested Retail is $22.00 (purchased for $16.00)
From The Winery: 13.9% Alcohol. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot. North Coast AVA.
Impressions/Notes: A local wine shop (Davidson’s Liquors in Denver) named the 2010 Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon as one of its “Top Fifty” wines. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed some of their other Top 50 Selections (the Melville Verna’s Vineyard Syrah and Stolpman Estate Syrah come to mind) so there was no hesitation in adding this bottle to my cart. This California Cab is focused, well-rounded, and priced pretty well at around $20ish. Aromas and flavors of minty chocolate, cedar, and tart raspberry persist, and moderate plus oak blends in well. Lightly tannic with a strong acid backbone, this wine is meant for immediate drinking. I would definitely recommend having a few bottles of Silver Palm tucked away.
Rating: Recommended (86-89), 4/5 Value