Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2686 ratings
9.043 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
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
Matt Duncan

Balanced fruit attack. Full mid palate with seamless transition to first fruit then oak tannin.

Balanced fruit attack. Full mid palate with seamless transition to first fruit then oak tannin.

4 people found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

Very Solid Cab.

Very Solid Cab.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
Kate Stromberg

#ReleaseDay

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
Lyndsay Hayes

Lyndsay had this 5 years ago

Lyndsay had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 5 years ago

Yianni had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2014
Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

8.9

Delicious, ripe currants, some dried herbs and sweet oak.

Delicious, ripe currants, some dried herbs and sweet oak.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Matt Duncan

Cinnamon attack, fine grained tannin. Lucious oak is robust at first and lingers. Juniper berry, thyme, Asian pear appears after 90 mins. After 2 hours in the decanter bright cherry gives way to goji berry, mid palate while showing good weight. Oak tannin finding its place while oak flavor continues to linger at lower intensity. Not bad for such a soft vintage at 7 years!

Cinnamon attack, fine grained tannin. Lucious oak is robust at first and lingers. Juniper berry, thyme, Asian pear appears after 90 mins. After 2 hours in the decanter bright cherry gives way to goji berry, mid palate while showing good weight. Oak tannin finding its place while oak flavor continues to linger at lower intensity. Not bad for such a soft vintage at 7 years!

Mar 6th, 2017
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.0

Ok, I actually bumped my rating up after letting this wine open up a bit, so I would recommend a gentle decant. This wine started with some pronounced green bell pepper and subdued fruit. It quickly changed to toast oak, cedar box, a touch of menthol, dried flowers, dried cherries, black plum, dried coconut, and firm tannins. It paired well with prime New York and roasted broccoli.

Ok, I actually bumped my rating up after letting this wine open up a bit, so I would recommend a gentle decant. This wine started with some pronounced green bell pepper and subdued fruit. It quickly changed to toast oak, cedar box, a touch of menthol, dried flowers, dried cherries, black plum, dried coconut, and firm tannins. It paired well with prime New York and roasted broccoli.

Mar 27th, 2016
Michael Solway

The cooler 2010 growing season is evident. Remarkable freshness and lift. Mulberries, vanilla, olives, mint and black tea. Fine grained tannins and bright acidity. Structured for the long haul.

The cooler 2010 growing season is evident. Remarkable freshness and lift. Mulberries, vanilla, olives, mint and black tea. Fine grained tannins and bright acidity. Structured for the long haul.

Nov 27th, 2015