Silver Oak

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

Shay A

Enjoyed trying this after the ‘91 Montelena. Similarities and differences. Picked up signature American oak here with notes of herbs and dill, but not as much of the coconut smell I normally get (maybe that fades with age?). Focused. Leather, baked black cherry pie, muddled rhubarb, bayleaf. Soft and round with very nice depth. Lingering finish. I thought this outdid the ‘85 it was next to quite easily (though that bottle may have been flawed). — 15 days ago

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@Matt Duncan : This was a standout and an impressive showing. The ‘85 was also the Alexander Valley but something just seemed off...wasn’t corked, and it certainly wasn’t bad, just seemed off/tired. Bummer.
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Was your ‘85 Alex bottle one we recorked at the winery? Should have a little sticker on the back if so.
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@Matt Duncan : Just checked...didn’t see a sticker. Just the label on the back.


Cunat Reserve Merlot 2014

Re-taste, almost a year later: huge coconut, German chocolate cake, black cherry, blueberries- aromatic. — 4 days ago

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Trefethen Family Vineyards

HãLo Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Really special wine. Tannins are in check but full-great acidity and, round, ripe dark huckleberry and raspberry fruit. Medium finish that will definitely do well to age a bit but is accessible now. — 13 days ago

Silver Ghost

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, metals, black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, oak, licorice, spices, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not what I expected from a Napa Cabernet, but it is drinking very nicely now.

Good right out of the bottle and does not change much later. Not one for long term aging, but easy drinking even by itself.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 10 days ago

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Textbook Napa cab in my opinion, and one of my favorite $30-35 bottles!

Sterling Vineyards

Oak Knoll District Chardonnay 2015

Lemon / hazelnut medium Acid & medium bodied clean and well made ( got this at a discount store for $5.99) spice, toasty oak in the background . 2015 on the vintage (so 4 years old as I’m drinking it ) well worth it ! — 7 days ago

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Dogfish Head Brewery

Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

Low-action top, and black black. Mocha coffee with a caramel creaminess, and a vanilla shot. Licorice, cocoa nibs, a motor oil sweetness with banana leaf, rosemary, s’mores, and burnt brownie. Here comes the vanilla as advertised, bordering on extract, with a licorice cameo, molasses, brown sugar syrup, heavy tobacco chaw/plug, into an exquisite date reduction. This one plays games with your mouth, plunging suddenly into darkness with feigned, scraping reluctance then rebounds into jimmying oak, giving it super strength. And a fiery melted candy house. — 14 days ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mint/jalapeño, fresh dusty bkack fruit, vanilla, dill, smooth tannins...masterpiece.. — 10 hours ago

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Behrens Family Winery

Erna Schein Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

From the damned vintage comes another good wine. Is this as full-bodied as the 09 or 10? No. Notes on this wine are black cherry, rhubarb, mint on the nose and just about the same on the entry. Gains a floral note in the middle. Finishes with black cherry and white flowers. Rounded character but acidity is quite present. Tannin are a bit sweet, slightly astringent but doesn't really take away from this wine. If anything it adds a bit of mystery. This was a Coravin glass and a half today, with the remainder likely going down tomorrow. I'd say this is probably just about the time to start drinking on these if you have a few. — 13 days ago

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Seven Rings

Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Tasty. Lots of those dark fruit flavors of which I am so fond. Vanilla, black cherry, blackberry, then some spicy raspberry on the finish. A nice little cab to pair with early morning Bucs football from London. Plus, it's a hell of a lot cheaper drinking this on my couch than last weekend at Food & Wine at Epcot. — 20 hours ago

Trefethen Family Vineyards

American Oak Aged Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It is a favorite! Oak, smoke and earth. As My wife says, “I taste delicious”. — 9 days ago