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683 Ratings
Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

Tight, earthy and unusually tannic for this wine, with fresh earth, mineral and dried currant fruit shaded by a dill-coconut flavor.

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    (2006) built around creamy mocha, cedary oak and dill flavors, with dried currant, sage and underbrush notes. full bodied and balanced, this smoothes out on the finish where it gains a black licorice and mineral edge. decant. source: WS

    almost 10 years
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    about 10 years
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    great nose...vanilla and bright fruit; smooth and flavorful on the pallate. unfortunately no finish exceptdry. would like more on the back

    over 9 years
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    July 2010 backyard for drew's bday very smooth for a cab

    over 10 years
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    jessicas recommendation

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 89-92 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 102, May/June 2002. (with 8% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 3% petit verdot) Rich, full nose combines roasted currant, cedar, spice box, chocolate mint, coconut and smoky oak, along with a lightly leafy quality. The lushest and fullest wine of this tasting, with the most harmonious combination of fruit and acidity. Dense but firm and nicely delineated. Finishes with fine, spreading tannins that coat the mouth and teeth.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Wine Spectator
    (1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/87
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage)