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Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Wine that expresses bright, fresh fruit characters from an unusually cool California vintage. It has a vibrant, ruby color and a complex nose of boysenberries, blueberries, sage, licorice and roasted chicory. It has a luscious mouthfeel with notes of fresh fruit and carnation flowers on the palate. It has fine-grained tannins and a velvety texture that leads to a long, fruit-filled finish.

(2009 Vintage) Captures the very best qualities of this variety, with its hints of bell pepper and spice aromas. This wine is full-flavored and hearty yet soft on the palate with a smooth, long finish.

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    Our 2009 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex wine with berry and floral aromatics and a lovely structure. It has a dark, ruby color and a vibrant nose of black cherry, wisteria and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine is elegant and expressive and echoes the berry, floral and spice notes from the nose. It has a classic structure of fine grained tannins and a long, layered finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2032

    over 3 years
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    Deep color fades to strawberry rim. Beautiful bouquet of caramel, roses, and black currant. The palate is not overpowering, but is still rich (and slightly too fruity and ripe for my taste). Nevertheless, it strikes a good balance of complexity and viscosity.

    almost 4 years
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    bold and chewy

    almost 6 years
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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
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage)