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2016 Silenus Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Silenus 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Silenus

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oak Knoll

State or country: CA

Price: $145

Cases produced: 400

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 30, 2021

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with kirsch and mild old leather bouquet with hints of pipe tobacco, boysenberry, and charcoal dust. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel round and savory. The flavor profile is complex blend of Morello cherry and menthol with notes of cedar. We also detected hints of molasses, thyme, blackberry, and espresso mixed in. The finish is rather dry, and its moderate tannins linger for quite a while. The Panel would pair this Cab with duck confit or braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby red and soft velvet colors are paired with aromas of plum, black cherry, vanilla, and baking spices. This is a rich, soft, and elegant wine with flavors of plum, boysenberry, stewed fruit, and cocoa. The fruit compote flavors linger and engulf the mid-palate. Soft, lush tannins grip and then release gracefully on the finish. Pair with red meats or enjoy with light cheese to really savor the flavors of the wine.

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