Original
1751 Ratings
Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
$124.50 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage)

2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich full-bodied wine with great tannic structure and mouth-feel. It has a garnet color and a nose of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, sandalwood and a hint of roasting meat. On the palate, it is mouth-coating and incredibly rich in umami. It has a very long, savory finish with the slight grip of fine-grained tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2030.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet is a complex and layered expression of California Cabernet. The wine has a dark garnet color and is bursting with fruit even as it is poured. It has a nose of cassis, violets, licorice, allspice and roasting coffee. On the palate, it has an extraordinarily rich attack, a satin texture and an exuberant expression of fruit on the mid-palate that comes from picking grapes at the peak of their ripeness. The wine finishes with notions of savory umami and fruit with a medium tannic grip.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/87