Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.34567 ratings
9.2439 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Andrew Opperman

Tasting Room/Outside Sales Trione Winery

9.4

12 years of straight awesomeness. Alexander Valley producers some of the top Cab in the world. Great depth, structure, and finish.

12 years of straight awesomeness. Alexander Valley producers some of the top Cab in the world. Great depth, structure, and finish.

Oct 16th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!

My father-in-law has a nice collection of older Napa cabs and he wanted to check in on this. I found it to actually taste fairly young. There wasn’t as much punch in regards to the flavor of the fruit (lots of blackberry, currant) but the tannins were very much in play. Reminded me of a right bank Bordeaux, actually. Dusty graham cracker, blackberry, potpourri. Secondary notes of leather and herbs are starting to come through on the finish.

October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!

My father-in-law has a nice collection of older Napa cabs and he wanted to check in on this. I found it to actually taste fairly young. There wasn’t as much punch in regards to the flavor of the fruit (lots of blackberry, currant) but the tannins were very much in play. Reminded me of a right bank Bordeaux, actually. Dusty graham cracker, blackberry, potpourri. Secondary notes of leather and herbs are starting to come through on the finish.

Oct 8th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

18L bottle. 1 of 3 produced.

18L bottle. 1 of 3 produced.

Oct 8th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Newly released and already amazing. Classic California cab.

Newly released and already amazing. Classic California cab.

Aug 24th, 2018
Matt Duncan

4th of July!!! 💥

4th of July!!! 💥

Jul 5th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Recently grabbed another ‘13, Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cab, produced at their Geyserville estate in Sonoma. Blend of 95% Cab Sauv, 2% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc & 1% Malbec. Aromas of ripe berry fruits, sweet herbs and subtle spice wrapped in a beautiful vibrant Ruby color. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with vanilla and candied spice notes sitting in soft oak. Fine smooth tannins, great balance on lingering finish ending with a mineral tang. Got softer but leave in cellar, drink if U R tempted!

Recently grabbed another ‘13, Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cab, produced at their Geyserville estate in Sonoma. Blend of 95% Cab Sauv, 2% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc & 1% Malbec. Aromas of ripe berry fruits, sweet herbs and subtle spice wrapped in a beautiful vibrant Ruby color. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with vanilla and candied spice notes sitting in soft oak. Fine smooth tannins, great balance on lingering finish ending with a mineral tang. Got softer but leave in cellar, drink if U R tempted!

Apr 27th, 2018
Jay Kline

It’s been years since I had Silver Oak anything. This was pretty darned good. Will last for a long time...probably not going to get better though.

It’s been years since I had Silver Oak anything. This was pretty darned good. Will last for a long time...probably not going to get better though.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.1

Here we are again, 2 years later from the first time I rated it... subtle plum and black cherry, black coffee, leather, violets and pink peppercorns. Little to none of the pyrazines I noticed before. Pretty soft and integrated tannins. Enjoyable with New York strip, mushroom risotto and roast broccoli.

Here we are again, 2 years later from the first time I rated it... subtle plum and black cherry, black coffee, leather, violets and pink peppercorns. Little to none of the pyrazines I noticed before. Pretty soft and integrated tannins. Enjoyable with New York strip, mushroom risotto and roast broccoli.

Feb 12th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Epic!

Epic!

Feb 3rd, 2018
Matt Duncan

Truffle and Alex!!!

Truffle and Alex!!!

Dec 19th, 2017