Silverado Vineyards

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 97
Vintage: 2016

Silverado Vineyards


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • For the first time, we offer our Limited Cabernet Sauvignon as a Premiere Napa Valley wine
  • We selected our very best barrel from this rare Limited Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sourced from our Silverado and Mount George vineyards, this blend shows the depth and polish of 2016
  • Only 14 vintages of 37 have earned the Limited designation, when microlots reveal a vintage’s essence


In 1981, Ron and Diane Miller established Silverado Vineyards to make wine from the historic vineyards of their estate. Their goal was to express the beauty of these ranches which were first planted to vines between 1865 and 1895. The 1986 vintage showed great structure and purity. It inspired the Miller family to create their first Limited designation, indicating a wine exemplary of both the vintage and Silverado’s distinctive sites. Through the years, the Millers have only designated 14 of their 37 vintages as Limited. This a rare chance to secure the 15th offering of Silverado’s Limited Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Jonathan Emmerich

Winemaker, Silverado Vineyards

Winemaker, Jonathan Emmerich

In 1990 Jon Emmerich joined Jack Stuart as winemaker at Silverado Vineyards; in 2015, Emmerich celebrated his 25th anniversary. In the just over three decades since it was established, Silverado Vineyards has benefited from Stuart and Emmerich's five decades of winemaking experience at the estate.

Country born: United States

Education: In 1985, Jonathan interned in the Cognac region in France. After graduating from The University of California, Davis in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Science with an emphasis in Enology, he worked a harvest at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. He then spent a year at Conn Creek Winery and Sebastiani Vineyards before joining Silverado Vineyards as a Lab Technician in 1990.

Jonathan soon moved into the position of assistant winemaker and became associate winemaker in 1997. He was named winemaker one year later.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Jon is past president of the Napa Valley Wine Tech Group and past president of the Winemaking Techniques Committee of the California Enological Research Association. He is currently on the Board of The Trellis Alliance, an advisory committee to The University of California, Davis Viticulture and Enology Department.

Winemaking Philosophy:
People talk about a winemaker being an artist, but I never start with a blank canvas. There is a quality to the sites, and to the fruit, that shows itself every year no matter what the vintage brings. I've been working with our estate for over 25 years and still ask everyday, what can we do to make the wine better? My work is to bring the qualities of the estate to the wine, to make wines of harmony and depth.

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1401 Willow Pass Road
Suit 900
Concord  CA  94520-5242

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