Timeless, Napa Valley, United States, 2017
Timeless Napa Valley is a tribute to Silver Oak co-founder Ray Duncan. Inspired by the song, Timeless, which his son David (Silver Oak Proprietor) co-wrote for Ray’s 85th birthday, this new single vineyard red wine embraces Ray’s entrepreneurial spirit and the lessons he taught us. To never take ourselves or life too seriously. Celebrate! And that true sustainability is about passing it on to the next generation.
Timeless Napa Valley is a single vineyard proprietary red blend from our Soda Canyon Ranch, tucked away in the southern benchlands of Napa Valley’s Vaca Mountains. Crafted by Silver Oak winemaker Nate Weis, this wine reveals a distinct and transparent expression of a singular Napa Valley vineyard with each vintage.
The first vintage of Timeless Napa Valley is a harmonious wine that deftly balances elegant integration of both high acidity and supple fruit to create a wine with ageworthy 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.
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