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SPECTACULAR HAND CRAFTED 2012
Rare are times when great things are repeated back to back, but after a fabulous 2012 vintage, 2013 has done just that. Every year as we near harvest, we dance with Mother Nature. Being in the Coombsville appellation of Napa, we are at the base of Mt. George and experience a slightly cooler microclimate, which develops smaller berries with greater skin-to-juice ratio. That is a good thing with more intensity, color, character, and flavor. As the weather changes with shorter days and colder nights (which is kind of our “horns of a dilemma”), we wait a little bit longer for the perfect balance of sugar, acid and flavor in our grapes. We did and 2013 will be another stunning tear well worth the wait until the release in 2015.
RESERVE SILVER STAG CABERNET SAUVIGNON
We anticipate releasing our 2012 Silver Stag Cabernet Sauvignon in the fall of 2014. It is rich and elegant with concentrated flavors of cassis, blueberries, blackberries, dark chocolate, superb mid-palate flavors, and a long, balanced finish. So special is the 2012 vintage that we will be offering for the first time a Reserve Silver Stag Cabernet Sauvignon releasing in 2015.
The Parsley family would like to thank you for your interest in Silver Stag wines and for your continued support.
With warmest holiday wishes,
Harry and Ellen Parsley
The fabulous harvest of 2012, abundant quantity and superb quality which I am sure will set a new high mark in rating vintages, is finally in barrel resting.
The 2013 year has begun with beautiful but dry weather. We saw bud break on March 24th for Petite Verdot and April 4th for Cabernet Sauvignon. We irrigated for the first time this year on May 1st, earliest record for us! When you walk a vineyard you see Mother Nature’s promise of things to come, of course we don’t know what things, but all looks great right now. The vines are growing at about 2 inches per day which is stunning and most amazing to watch regardless how many times you have seen it. In our case they may have grown even faster due to Bottle Rock 2013’s music setting the pace wafting over the walls at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds.
The valley is beautiful right now and one of the most fun times to visit with lighter crowds and more opportunity to visit this “magical place.”
AUCTION NAPA VALLEY 2013
WOW!! Consumer tickets to this year's “Auction Napa Valley” have sold out in record time. Now that guests have registered for the world's must-attend “live” wine auction , whether you have a ticket or not ,there still remains a great opportunity ……….E Auction 2013. You can participate from anywhere in the world , sitting at a bistro in Paris, gondola in Venice, or the Library of Congress in Washington DC……..so make sure to check out the great E-Auctions lots, especially#437 Silver Stag’s Odd Man Out!! Bidding starts May 26th @ www.auctionnapavalley.org
Enjoy the Spring,
Harry and Ellen Parsley