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Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, we have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. Each Cabernet is food-friendly, extensively aged to be drinkable upon release, and perfect for enjoying with friends or family." - Winery WINEMAKER: "Eventually Daniel landed a job at the legendary Chateau Petrus, and was befrieded by owner Christian Moueix, winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, cellarmaster Jean Veyssiere and his son Francois. Daniel credits them with teaching him about wine as a part of culture and how "history, quality and tradition are intertwined with the practical aspects of winemaking." And it was Daniel's performance at Petrus in the legendary 1982 vintage that led Christian Moueix to put him in charge of his new winery in Napa Valley, Dominus Estate." "Daniel worked at Dominus from 1982 to 1994, rising to general manager, when a quirky newspaper ad placed by Justin Meyer of Silver Oak Cellars caught his attention. 'Justin was looking to name his successor,' says Daniel. 'We hit it off immediately, and although I wasn't sure about leaving Dominus, Justin wouldn't take no for an answer.' Daniel worked side by side with Justin until his retirement in 2001. 'Justin instilled in me both pride in what Silver Oak had accomplished and the humility to realize that there is always room to improve,' he says. 'He constantly searched for ways to raise quality, and that’s become one of our core values at Silver Oak.'"- Winery

Silver Oak Cellars:
We pride ourselves on making one varietal that is food-friendly and deliciously drinkable upon release. Our story begins in the early 1970’s when Ray Duncan befriended winegrower Justin Meyer. The two formed a partnership and co-founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972 with the bold vision of producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, under the leadership of Ray’s sons David and Tim and... Read more
We pride ourselves on making one varietal that is food-friendly and deliciously drinkable upon release. Our story begins in the early 1970’s when Ray Duncan befriended winegrower Justin Meyer. The two formed a partnership and co-founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972 with the bold vision of producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, under the leadership of Ray’s sons David and Tim and Director of Winemaking Daniel Baron, we produce two wines: our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak’s unwavering focus on making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon enables us to continually improve and refine our craft. Each of our two estates – one in Napa Valley and the other in Alexander Valley – is dedicated to producing a single wine. These two Cabernet Sauvignons consistently reflect the very best of their appellations. Our estate vineyards are ideally situated to provide optimal growing conditions for our Cabernet Sauvignon. We also work closely with top independent growers throughout the Napa and Alexander Valleys to ensure a reliable source of excellent fruit. We complement this fruit with grapes from top independent growers throughout both appellations, giving our winemaking team the flexibility they need to realize the full potential of each Silver Oak vintage. Tasting Room Tasting rooms at both of our estates are open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.  We are closed  some holidays. Read less

External Reviews for Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/07/2015

Our 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a harmonious and vibrant wine. This full-bodied, classic expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet in a cool vintage has a bright ruby-red color with purple undertones. The nose exudes aromas of black cherry, cedar and black olives. On the palate, its dried herb, cocoa and lavender flavors are framed by dusty tannins and a savory texture. The wine finishes with lively acidity and a lingering persistence. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2029.



"Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, we have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. Each Cabernet is food-friendly, extensively aged to be drinkable upon release, and perfect for enjoying with friends or family." - Winery WINEMAKER: "Eventually Daniel landed a job at the legendary Chateau Petrus, and was befrieded by owner Christian Moueix, winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, cellarmaster Jean Veyssiere and his son Francois. Daniel credits them with teaching him about wine as a part of culture and how "history, quality and tradition are intertwined with the practical aspects of winemaking." And it was Daniel's performance at Petrus in the legendary 1982 vintage that led Christian Moueix to put him in charge of his new winery in Napa Valley, Dominus Estate." "Daniel worked at Dominus from 1982 to 1994, rising to general manager, when a quirky newspaper ad placed by Justin Meyer of Silver Oak Cellars caught his attention. 'Justin was looking to name his successor,' says Daniel. 'We hit it off immediately, and although I wasn't sure about leaving Dominus, Justin wouldn't take no for an answer.' Daniel worked side by side with Justin until his retirement in 2001. 'Justin instilled in me both pride in what Silver Oak had accomplished and the humility to realize that there is always room to improve,' he says. 'He constantly searched for ways to raise quality, and that’s become one of our core values at Silver Oak.'"- Winery

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