Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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The 2002 Alexander Valley has a very dark garnet color and a nose of blackberry liqueur, violets, rose petals and spi...

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Ripe plummy fruit with tell-tale dill and coconut from American oak. A good Silver Oak but it is what it is. Not worth the premium when there are s... Read more

Silver Oak has always been one of my favorites. This bottle gave us a bit of trouble. We opened it on New year's Eve 2008 and uncorked, it smelle... Read more

Thoroughly enjoyed this wine last night with a grilled ribeye steak and grilled sweet potatoes. Decanted for about an hour and the nose was intoxi... Read more

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Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
2.00 5
05/19/2008

Ripe plummy fruit with tell-tale dill and coconut from American oak. A good Silver Oak but it is what it is. Not worth the premium when there are somany good Napa cabs.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
06/21/2009

Silver Oak has always been one of my favorites. This bottle gave us a bit of trouble. We opened it on New year's Eve 2008 and uncorked, it smelled of tight, overripe zinfandel. In the glass, it was stringent and peppery, again tasting more like an old vine zinfandel. We decided to give it an hour or so in the decanter and left our glasses to breathe as well. Once we came back to it 1.5 to 2 hrs later, the Silver Oak I know and adore had shone through a bit more. Not the best I have had from them, but solid. Perhaps we opened it a couple years too soon. If you get this and plan to open now, decant it for at least an hour.


Snooth User: cookypuss1
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4.50 5
09/17/2009

Thoroughly enjoyed this wine last night with a grilled ribeye steak and grilled sweet potatoes. Decanted for about an hour and the nose was intoxicating! Dark bramble fruit and chocolate kept my nose in the glass. Balanced wine with bramble fruit and chocolate carrying through with a little spice, and good tannins for a long finish. Parker gave it 92 points. This is the only Silver Oak I've ever had, so I can't really compare to other vintages, but I thought this was delicious!


Snooth User: runningbear
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4.50 5
03/23/2013

Great cab. opened up nicely.


Snooth User: hipped1
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5.00 5
09/16/2008

This was a great wine which I tasted in Aug 2008. I decanted the wine for an hour, but estimate that I could have decanted at least another hour.


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
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4.00 5
05/25/2010

The color is dark, deep red, darker than ruby. Very elegant! The nose is full of maple, light fruit and has moderate tannins. The initial taste is moderately sharp, light fruit and lingers in the throat. The follow-through lingers in the throatm but fades quickly and has no mouth coat. I suggest that this wine pairs well with pork chops, mushrooms and rib-eye steaks.


Snooth User: Rlk53
698202129
4.50 5
04/25/2011

One of the best I've tasted.


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External Reviews for Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
05/07/2010

Because Silver Oak only produces Cabernet Sauvignon from California's two best Cabernet microclimates, their wines are consistently outstanding and complex, brimming with ripe cassis flavors, carefully seasoned with toasty new oak. This Alexander Valley bottling is full-bodied and ultra-ripe. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored it 92 points saying "A classic Alexander Valley cabernet, this is dark and cedary, and as smooth as velvet. The tannins last, built on black cherry-skin flavor and earthy, root-vegetable notes. With time, that black cherry flavor should become more prominent, balancing the wine's earthy complexities. Drink this over the next several years with anything meaty, from duck and game birds to steak." Grab it now while it's ON SALE! This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
11/01/2009

Because Silver Oak only produces Cabernet Sauvignon from California's two best Cabernet microclimates, their wines are consistently outstanding and complex, brimming with ripe cassis flavors, carefully seasoned with toasty new oak. This Alexander Valley bottling is full-bodied and ultra-ripe. This item excluded from XTYPAK and any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
03/23/2009

Each of Silver Oak's 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. Dark ruby color and a nose of cassis syrup, chocolate and baking spices. This incredibly concentrated wine has a fruity attack, great body and integrated tannins in the medium length finish. It will continue to improve through 2028 given proper cellaring.


External Review
03/23/2009

Each of Silver Oak's 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. A very dark garnet color and a nose of blackberry liqueur, violets, rose petals and spice. It is extremely rich and concentrated and has great depth and integration of tannin. This wine will continue to improve through 2028 given proper cellaring.


External Review
01/29/2009

Vintage Description: The 2002 vintage was one of the most compressed in our three decades of winemaking. From start to finish, it lasted 32 days. Temperatures were moderate for most of the season and budbreak and veraison occurred normally. On Labor


External Review
05/15/2010

The Alexander Valley cuvee is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new oak. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley offers abundant quantities of spice, vanillin, cedar, herbs, and smoke, soft, round, creamy-textured flavors, good black cherry and currant notes, and a spicy, medium-bodied, easy-going personality. Enjoy it over the next 7-10 years.


External Review
01/29/2009

2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine of great depth and concentration. It displays a dark, garnet color and aromas of black plum, cassis liqueur, rose petals, nutmeg and sandalwood. The palate offers a mouth-coating texture and a


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 Alexander Valley has a very dark garnet color and a nose of blackberry liqueur, violets, rose petals and spice. It is extremely rich and concentrated and has great depth and integration of tannin. This wine will continue to improve through 2028 given proper cellaring.

The 2002 Alexander Valley has a very dark garnet color and a nose of blackberry liqueur, violets, rose petals and spice. It is extremely rich and concentrated and has great depth and integration of tannin. This wine will continue to improve through 2028 given proper cellaring.

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