Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2394 ratings
9.328 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

Blend of 98% Cab Sauv & 2% Merlot, blended then aged for 24 months in 50% new & 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, licorice & minty floral notes. Palate displays rich ripe blackberry & black cherry, hint of sweetness, vivid acidity & 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.

Blend of 98% Cab Sauv & 2% Merlot, blended then aged for 24 months in 50% new & 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, licorice & minty floral notes. Palate displays rich ripe blackberry & black cherry, hint of sweetness, vivid acidity & 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.

Jun 30th, 2022
Matt Duncan

Great to see the 2012 come around to its bouquet. Soft strawberry mid palate a bit short. tannins holding together and fine grained. Some years yet before this shows itโ€™s full depth.

Great to see the 2012 come around to its bouquet. Soft strawberry mid palate a bit short. tannins holding together and fine grained. Some years yet before this shows itโ€™s full depth.

Oct 19th, 2021
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

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Jul 5th, 2019
Jay Kline

Itโ€™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.

Itโ€™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