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Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(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.

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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.

    almost 5 years
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    Unbelievable. Took some time to open up but it was amazing. Should only get better with time

    almost 4 years
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    Beautifully balanced wine with a persistent finish. Good now and to keep.

    about 4 years
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    Cherries and dark chocolate with a long end

    about 4 years
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    juicy with hint of pepper and earth

    about 4 years
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    Oaky finish

    about 2 years
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    over 4 years
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    2007

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • 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
    (2004 Vintage)