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Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
$124.50 USD
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Wine Description

Our 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines elegance and depth in a balanced expression of this classic California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of sandalwood, cedar, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. On the palate, it is extremely rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of concentrated fruit and spice with a slight tannic grip. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2033.

2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full, reminiscent of the flavors of a berry cobbler. It has a long, fruity finish with fine grained tannins, and is a testament to exquisite ripeness at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2031.

The 2007 vintage had an unusual combination of a light crop and a cool summer which resulted in great concentration and mature flavors and tannins at moderate alcohol. The season started cool and dry with less than an inch of rain in January. The dry weather continued into spring and the dry soils induced early budbreak and bloom. Fruit set was light and berries were small: crop levels were 15% to 20% below normal. Summer weather was mild with temperatures rarely exceeding 90˚F. Continued dry weather, a warm spell in early August and a Labor Day heat wave were the catalysts for achieving perfect maturity. The small berries and long, slow ripening resulted in extraordinary wines.

2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of wine from several different vineyards, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blended vineyard lots in early 2008 and transferred the wine to 50% new and 50% once-used American oak barrels for aging. Blending prior to barreling allows us to achieve a balance of the wine’s natural elements, such as fruit and tannin, before they are influenced by oak. The wine was then aged in barrel for approximately 25 months and another 15 months in bottle to harmonize its components before release.


 

Wine Profile

Winemaker Notes
Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full, reminiscent of the flavors of a berry cobbler. It has a long, fruity finish with fine grained tannins, and is a testament to exquisite ripeness at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2031.
Production
Release Date: August 6, 2011

Winemaker's Notes

The 1981 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a ruby to brick-red color. It possesses a nose of blackberry, olives, hazelnut and dill. This wine has a medium body with a long, smooth finish. This wine is starting to peak and would be best enjoyed now. Due to limited supply in our library this wine was last tasted June 2006. May need decanting due to light sediment.

Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full, reminiscent of the flavors of a berry cobbler. It has a long, fruity finish with fine grained tannins, and is a testament to exquisite ripeness at moderate alcohol.

Bright dark red. Complex, lively aromas of cherry, licorice, chocolate, tobacco leaf and spices. A juicy, spicy midweight with excellent tension and finesse to its youthfully imploded fruit, spice and chocolatey oak flavors. A very successful offering from Silver Oak, finishing with substantial dusty tannins, noteworthy length and a light touch.

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    overpriced. solid but not spectacular. nice slow build. no false notes tho and the build is amazingly slow. but there's nothing at the end.

    almost 5 years
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    Beautiful smoothness. Nice cherries. On both palate and nose. Nose has an undertone of leather.

    about 4 years
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    at winery

    over 3 years
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    double magnum. David and sarahs

    almost 4 years
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    2014 Maccarone birthday present

    almost 2 years
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    Birthday gift, 2014, Maccarones

    almost 2 years
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    about 3 years
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    over 3 years
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    6 months
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    over 3 years
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    about 3 years
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