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Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
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Wine Description

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

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.

The 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.

Our 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.

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    Our 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.

    over 3 years
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    Was one of my Dads favorite back I. The day $$$ but worth it sometime. Love the taste. I like dry smooth wines and usually drink Pinot. When I get a good order I will splurge on this wine.

    8 months
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    Absolutely fantastic. Incredible structure and complexity. Fruit forward and just enough oak.

    almost 2 years
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    Unbelievable. Took some time to open up but it was amazing. Should only get better with time

    over 2 years
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    Beautifully balanced wine with a persistent finish. Good now and to keep.

    almost 3 years
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    Silver oak alexander valley 1999. Delicious and mature cab fruit.

    over 1 year
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    Cherries and dark chocolate with a long end

    almost 3 years
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    Bery oaky lots of tanin valentines ar josephines

    over 2 years
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    mvolansky

    Excellent Cab. Pick up the 2006 if you can find.

    4 months
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    pmburke10

    Deep, dark berry notes with smokey undertones

    over 1 year
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    Our purchase from Napa. Love this wine

    over 2 years
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    Needs to breathe....good smooth cab.

    over 2 years
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    juicy with hint of pepper and earth

    almost 3 years
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    Tanny, oaky initial. Smooth after

    8 months
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    Very nice. One of my favorites.

    about 2 years
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    Silver Oak.... Awesome

    over 2 years
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    Delicious and rich!

    over 2 years
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    T Cooks Phoenix

    about 2 years
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    Menthol, heavy

    over 2 years
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    Unbelievable!

    over 2 years
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    Amazing!!!!!!

    4 months
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    Lisa loved it

    over 1 year
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    Oaky finish

    9 months
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    Delicious!

    almost 2 years
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    Brilliant

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    Yummy

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    over 3 years
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    2007

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    almost 3 years
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    4 months
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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