• WA: 92

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    92

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  • ST: 70

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    87-90

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  • WS: 88

    Wine Spectator Score

    88

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Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

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The 1996 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color and displays a rich nose of cassis syrup, black plum, chocolate and bay leaf. This wine has a medium body with a long finish of fruit and spice. Enjoy now through 2018.

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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
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External Reviews for Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1996 - Silver Oak Alexander Valley - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Alexander Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The dark ruby-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a pronounced smoky espresso bean and kirsch-scented nose. Round dense rich full-bodied and open-knit its low acid flavors are undeniably appealing. Black olives make an appearance in the wine s aromatics as it sits in the glass. Anticipated maturity: now-2015. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1996 - Silver Oak Alexander Valley - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Alexander Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Ripe aromas of cherry dark chocolate tar and mint. Less dense than the 97 but shows the baby fat of the vintage... Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 92The dark ruby-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a pronounced smoky, espresso bean, and kirsch-scented nose. Round, dense, rich, full-bodied, and open-knit, its low acid flavors are undeniably appealing. Black olives make an appearance in the wine's aromatics as it sits in the glass. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

Ripe aromas of cherry, dark chocolate, tar and mint. Less dense than the '97 but shows the baby fat of the vintage... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 1500ml



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The 1996 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color and displays a rich nose of cassis syrup, black plum, chocolate and bay leaf. This wine has a medium body with a long finish of fruit and spice. Enjoy now through 2018.

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