Next we drove a little up the way to Silenus Vintners. Rather, it was a place where individual growers could produce their own wines--Silenus only provides the metal vats. Because it was mi padre's birthday they gave us a few extras, for a grand total of eight wines. We tried a Sauvignon Blanc; a white blend consisting, a Rose, a Grenache and a few Cab blends. My favorite was the Illsey "Seis Primas," which is a red blend consisting of 55% Malbec and 45% Cab. The grapes used in that wine are also used in the famous Shafer Cab; our guide informed us that 90% of the grapes from this grower go to Shafer and they retain the remainder and make their own wines. Brilliant stuff!
Next up... Lunch at Bistro Jeanty.