Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3334 ratings
9.126 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
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Lots of fun to try the 07 side by side with the new 2014. The 07 was still very youthful but delightfully evolved. Not quite secondary yet but there is some nice truffle and earth developing in bottle. This is in a great spot but probably even better in 5ish years

Lots of fun to try the 07 side by side with the new 2014. The 07 was still very youthful but delightfully evolved. Not quite secondary yet but there is some nice truffle and earth developing in bottle. This is in a great spot but probably even better in 5ish years

Oct 24th, 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
Shay A
9.3

This was a surprise of the day. When I got in to drinking fine wine, I naturally passed over Silver Oak. No real reason, but I just wanted to seek out the smaller, more boutique producers. This was great today! Absolutely smooth. Cherry liqueur, teakwood, milk chocolate, and very little tannic bite. I’d drink up if you have ‘em.

This was a surprise of the day. When I got in to drinking fine wine, I naturally passed over Silver Oak. No real reason, but I just wanted to seek out the smaller, more boutique producers. This was great today! Absolutely smooth. Cherry liqueur, teakwood, milk chocolate, and very little tannic bite. I’d drink up if you have ‘em.

Nov 25th, 2017
Whitney Bouck

Perfect for drinking now. Smooth, rich with lots of good fruit. Nice dark berry flavors along with notes of coffee and wood. Fantastic with red meat.

Perfect for drinking now. Smooth, rich with lots of good fruit. Nice dark berry flavors along with notes of coffee and wood. Fantastic with red meat.

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
William Kasel

Needs age, don't get anything younger than 5 years. This magnum can hang out for a while.

Needs age, don't get anything younger than 5 years. This magnum can hang out for a while.

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Brad Hemmer

Well balanced. Dark fruit, cedar, pencil shavings, dried floral, chocolate.

Well balanced. Dark fruit, cedar, pencil shavings, dried floral, chocolate.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2017
Talex Weiss

Goes well with bacon-wrapped filet mignon

Goes well with bacon-wrapped filet mignon

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2014
Chantel Kilmer

Best wine I tried during this years travels! Love!

Best wine I tried during this years travels! Love!

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2014
Zachary Osness

92

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Samantha Cave

fruity aroma. black cherries and oaky. smooth and rich. full-bodied. the perfect way to end a vacation

fruity aroma. black cherries and oaky. smooth and rich. full-bodied. the perfect way to end a vacation

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2013