Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.294 ratings
9.27 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 94.6% Cab Sauv, 4% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.4% Malbec & 0.5% Cab Franc aged for 24 mos in 50% new & 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby, aromas of black fruit, sweet cacao & complex spice. On the palate flavors of rich ripe juicy blackberry and cherry with oak, herb and vanilla notes. Nicely integrated firm, graceful fine tannins, long finish, displays primary fruits on ending, starting to develop some secondary aging, very nice. Excellent, Consistent quality, will age well!

Blend of 94.6% Cab Sauv, 4% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.4% Malbec & 0.5% Cab Franc aged for 24 mos in 50% new & 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby, aromas of black fruit, sweet cacao & complex spice. On the palate flavors of rich ripe juicy blackberry and cherry with oak, herb and vanilla notes. Nicely integrated firm, graceful fine tannins, long finish, displays primary fruits on ending, starting to develop some secondary aging, very nice. Excellent, Consistent quality, will age well!

Jan 19th, 2022
Paco Suro

Very pleasing. Chalk.

Very pleasing. Chalk.

Apr 29th, 2021
Adam Kincaid

$80 for this compared to $125 for Napa is a good deal, even if it doesn’t age as long. You’ll get your reward more quickly. I’m getting lots of twigs and wet bramble, cassis and mint. Medium bodied raspberry and super delish.

$80 for this compared to $125 for Napa is a good deal, even if it doesn’t age as long. You’ll get your reward more quickly. I’m getting lots of twigs and wet bramble, cassis and mint. Medium bodied raspberry and super delish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2021
Wulf Losee

2016 vintage opened December 2020. Leather and minerals on the nose. Not much happening on the front—no fruit to speak of, but there are some soft tannins that follow through to the back of the palate quite nicely though. The finish is quite unique, though.Without looking at the label I suspect this was aged in American oak, which gives it some leathery hi notes and some bite as you swallow. I wouldn’t give it the scores that the pros are giving it, a 9.3, only because this wine is kind of weak on the front of the palate. But it’s very drinkable, indeed!

2016 vintage opened December 2020. Leather and minerals on the nose. Not much happening on the front—no fruit to speak of, but there are some soft tannins that follow through to the back of the palate quite nicely though. The finish is quite unique, though.Without looking at the label I suspect this was aged in American oak, which gives it some leathery hi notes and some bite as you swallow. I wouldn’t give it the scores that the pros are giving it, a 9.3, only because this wine is kind of weak on the front of the palate. But it’s very drinkable, indeed!

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2020
Andy Rykowski

This is an easy drinking cab... I enjoyed it best after it was open one hour

This is an easy drinking cab... I enjoyed it best after it was open one hour

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2020
Matt Duncan

New release!!!

New release!!!

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2020
Marc Chiapperino

Delicious 2016 Vintage. Nice body Cabernet. Fruit forward with a balanced palate. Very smooth finish.

Delicious 2016 Vintage. Nice body Cabernet. Fruit forward with a balanced palate. Very smooth finish.

Jun 18th, 2022
Martin ho

Upon first opening has the essence of cream/crayon with moderate tannins.

Upon first opening has the essence of cream/crayon with moderate tannins.

May 21st, 2022
Aimalohi Gray

Creamy, cheesy, butter aged oakey, with tones of friendship. Would go well with a camembert, would accept a brie..

Creamy, cheesy, butter aged oakey, with tones of friendship. Would go well with a camembert, would accept a brie..

May 18th, 2022
Jason Ray

Very nice. Dark fruits and mix of spices. Great finish that’s very smooth.

Very nice. Dark fruits and mix of spices. Great finish that’s very smooth.

Mar 30th, 2022