Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3180 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
E & K G

Needs about 40min to an hour to fully open up. Starts off Bordeaux-ish then finishes up like a Napa cab.

Needs about 40min to an hour to fully open up. Starts off Bordeaux-ish then finishes up like a Napa cab.

20 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014
Peter Heidt

...famed Boca CPA Richard G. drops off his tribute to Baby Mack. Sommelier at Tanzy gives me this bottle... Dark, rich, smooth finish... Opened up nice; so much so, tasted almost like a different wine and hour or so later... As I've written before about big Cabs in an Italian place... Would have been better with a Porterhouse, than my three dish pasta tasting menu... Look forward to drinking again.

...famed Boca CPA Richard G. drops off his tribute to Baby Mack. Sommelier at Tanzy gives me this bottle... Dark, rich, smooth finish... Opened up nice; so much so, tasted almost like a different wine and hour or so later... As I've written before about big Cabs in an Italian place... Would have been better with a Porterhouse, than my three dish pasta tasting menu... Look forward to drinking again.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Dominik Breer

Best Cabernet in the valley

Best Cabernet in the valley

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2014
Andrew Goldstein

Blackberry, cherries, damp wood

Blackberry, cherries, damp wood

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2013
Greg Eisenman

Such a great difference when tasting the 2005 Silver Oak compared to the 2008. Such great deep, robust flavors.

Such a great difference when tasting the 2005 Silver Oak compared to the 2008. Such great deep, robust flavors.

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2013
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

Perfectly balanced with velvet mouthfeel and deep, but subdued baked fruit with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cloves. Mellowed and satisfying. Unfortunately, last one.

Perfectly balanced with velvet mouthfeel and deep, but subdued baked fruit with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cloves. Mellowed and satisfying. Unfortunately, last one.

Jun 12th, 2016
Bill Ward

Very cab-y, not as oaky as expected. Major blue/purple fruit, a bit short

Very cab-y, not as oaky as expected. Major blue/purple fruit, a bit short

Mar 28th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.4

The 2005 has developed wonderful bouquet. Alcohol seems higher than the 13.5 listed on bottle.

The 2005 has developed wonderful bouquet. Alcohol seems higher than the 13.5 listed on bottle.

Aug 28th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.3

Full flavored with well balanced tannins. Velvety mouthfeel and long finish. A crowd pleaser at the table.

Full flavored with well balanced tannins. Velvety mouthfeel and long finish. A crowd pleaser at the table.

Apr 30th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

This is the Napa Valley.

This is the Napa Valley.

Jan 11th, 2015