A single vineyard proprietary red blend from the Silver Oak‘s Soda Canyon Ranch, tucked away in the southern bench lands of Napa Valley’s Vaca Mountains. This wine is a distinct expression of a singular Napa Valley vineyard that is a tribute to Silver Oak’s co-founder Ray Duncan. This wine embraces Ray’s entrepreneurial spirit, lessons taught and zest for life.
‘The inaugural 2017 Timeless Napa Valley, is in fact a complex seamless beauty…It has that hallmark of a great wine: a sense of the myriad characteristics a place conferred in a moment of time while maintaining a structure that will let the wine age for many years.’ Sara Schneider, Robb Report
The first vintage of Timeless Napa Valley is a harmonious wine that deftly balanced elegant integration of both high acidity and supple fruit to create a wine with age-worthy structure and character. Neither location nor variety can be overlooked when tasting this wine. Notes of pomegranate and cherry signify the ever-present diurnal shift at the property while aromas of wisteria, licorice and mint indicate attention paid to each block and their individually timed harvests. Carried by essences of rose, plum and tart red fruit, a mouthwatering ripple of bright acidity meets balancing, savory flavors of minty balsam, licorice and stewed black fruits. The dichotomy of plush, ripe fruit that still maintains high acidity is a rare result of the long growing season and multiple-pass harvesting techniques.
Once fermented and blended, the 2017 vintage rested in French oak barrels for 16 months. This time is marked by flavors of black pepper, cacao, cozy mulling spices and velvety tannins. Integrated with that of the oak barrels, natural grape tannins provide firm grip and complex flavors on the palate.