Silver Trident Winery was new to us and boy were we glad we visited this Ralph Lauren inspired tasting room! Beth was an excellent host for an elegant and intimate sit down tasting and tour which included the ‘100 Mile Dairy Cheese Tasting’ & 5 wines. The wines were paired with 4 different local farm to table cheeses from within 100 miles of the vineyard. They were carefully crafted by Chef Sara Scott. This included a special dark chocolate truffle with red wine sea salt that paired perfectly with the 2015 Friends and Family Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve!
With just 70 cases produced, the 2015 Friends and Family Cabernet Reserve is an extremely limited and extraordinary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and is only available to our friends and family (Available for Flagship Members Only). This Cabernet was full-bodied with firm tannins and a finish that was extremely long. It was one of those Cabernets that you can open and drink now. We really liked this Cabernet and give this 4 glasses.
The 2016 Benevolent Dictator Pinot Noir was another standout wine for us. One of the best Pinot’s we’ve tasted in Napa in a few years. This Pinot Noir has the aromas of strawberries, black cherries and flowers with hints of spice which is typical of Russian River Pinot’s. The wine was lush fruit forward with earthy notes that plays softly across the palate. The tannins and acidity were perfectly balanced. What was unique was the explosion of fruit at the end. We give this 4 glasses.
Be sure to make a reservation and visit this beautiful tasting room in Yountville next time you’re in Napa!