Silverado's 2013 Merlot is powerful and intense, with all the brightness and floral lift that is so typical of wines from Coombsville. Pungent red cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and blood orange notes give the 2013 much of its distinctive signatures.
Score: 89 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sept 2016
The 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. The wine is finished in oak to add a hint of cocoa and a velvety texture.