Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2367 ratings
9.324 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
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, blended then aged for 24 months in 50% new and 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, licorice and minty floral notes. The palate beautifully displays rich ripe blackberry and black cherry, a hint of sweetness, vivid acidity and the right touch of toasty vanilla oak, still youthful in development. The wine has nicely integrated tannins, still holds some grip on a long finish which should give way to let this wine age for the next decade+. Excellent, Tasting Sample!

A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, blended then aged for 24 months in 50% new and 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, licorice and minty floral notes. The palate beautifully displays rich ripe blackberry and black cherry, a hint of sweetness, vivid acidity and the right touch of toasty vanilla oak, still youthful in development. The wine has nicely integrated tannins, still holds some grip on a long finish which should give way to let this wine age for the next decade+. Excellent, Tasting Sample!

Nov 26th, 2019
Matt Duncan

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ’₯ 🍷

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ’₯ 🍷

Jul 5th, 2019
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Classic Silver Oak. Dark fruit, spice-box and abundant baking spices.

Classic Silver Oak. Dark fruit, spice-box and abundant baking spices.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Mike Silvestri

Well now I'm playing with the big boys, can not go back from here.

Well now I'm playing with the big boys, can not go back from here.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2016
Jeremy Hollingsworth

Dark fruit with spice and licorice It's almost Christmas time, kids are all home and rib eyes are in the grill. I feel I'm the luckiest guy around, life is good!

Dark fruit with spice and licorice It's almost Christmas time, kids are all home and rib eyes are in the grill. I feel I'm the luckiest guy around, life is good!

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2016
Julia Indik

Hint of roses then even blend of cherries, blueberries and pepper with earthy tones. A medium acidity through the finish

Hint of roses then even blend of cherries, blueberries and pepper with earthy tones. A medium acidity through the finish

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2016
Colin Cahoon

Nice balance of fruit, spice and acid. Lovely and drinkable medium bodied cab.

Nice balance of fruit, spice and acid. Lovely and drinkable medium bodied cab.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
Matt Duncan

Classic American Cab!

Classic American Cab!

Jul 5th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep ruby red maybe even a purplish hue. Dark berries with a touch of earthiness on the nose. Graphite and bark too. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Layered palate but a little tight with a little anise, dark fruits, spices, dark bitter cocoa and black cherries. Dry and slightly gritty texture with a medium finish. Drink till 2024.

Deep ruby red maybe even a purplish hue. Dark berries with a touch of earthiness on the nose. Graphite and bark too. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Layered palate but a little tight with a little anise, dark fruits, spices, dark bitter cocoa and black cherries. Dry and slightly gritty texture with a medium finish. Drink till 2024.

Feb 23rd, 2017