Silver Trident Winery – Napa

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!



About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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