Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.345 ratings
9.313 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
Ron R
9.5

This was the winery back in 1998 which moved me to start researching wine in more detail. Relatively speaking, this is still so youthful. Back in the day when Silver Oak didn’t deploy mechanical harvesting at that time. This is just incredible. Still fruit-forward and opulent. Look at the color in the glass - very little visual bricking. Some tertiary notes of leather and herbs. This is a beauty to behold. Drink or hold this vintage.

This was the winery back in 1998 which moved me to start researching wine in more detail. Relatively speaking, this is still so youthful. Back in the day when Silver Oak didn’t deploy mechanical harvesting at that time. This is just incredible. Still fruit-forward and opulent. Look at the color in the glass - very little visual bricking. Some tertiary notes of leather and herbs. This is a beauty to behold. Drink or hold this vintage.

May 25th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

With our homemade burgers!

With our homemade burgers!

May 24th, 2020
Yianni Stoner

Tasted out of two bottles. Lovely old red fruits and cedar.

Tasted out of two bottles. Lovely old red fruits and cedar.

Dec 26th, 2018
Barry Waitte

13.1% alc. Still bright on the nose. Med color. Light body with red fruit character. Still enjoyable, but a few yrs past prime.

13.1% alc. Still bright on the nose. Med color. Light body with red fruit character. Still enjoyable, but a few yrs past prime.

10 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2014
Matt Duncan

Yum! Great length! Bright red fruit, herbal, savory.

Yum! Great length! Bright red fruit, herbal, savory.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2017
Ron R
9.1

The cork disintegrated on me. Nose gave away the age with saddle leather and mushrooms. On the palette, fruit still dominates with lots of wood and vanilla. Still has a good tannic structure. I would recommend drinking this now, although it can be held for another 2 - 3 years.

The cork disintegrated on me. Nose gave away the age with saddle leather and mushrooms. On the palette, fruit still dominates with lots of wood and vanilla. Still has a good tannic structure. I would recommend drinking this now, although it can be held for another 2 - 3 years.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2015
Matt Duncan

Farewell to our Alexander Valley home of the past 25 years!
Hello to our new home 15 minutes south!

Farewell to our Alexander Valley home of the past 25 years!
Hello to our new home 15 minutes south!

Jun 30th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Moderate length coming out just now. Tannins and oak flavor becoming more rustic, showing cedar, tobacco and other aged intrigues.

Moderate length coming out just now. Tannins and oak flavor becoming more rustic, showing cedar, tobacco and other aged intrigues.

Jul 13th, 2016
Greg Gregory

A surprise. Has held up well. Been a long time since it has SO but it was enjoyable.

A surprise. Has held up well. Been a long time since it has SO but it was enjoyable.

Dec 19th, 2014
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.0

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Dec 8th, 2014