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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San Francisco, CA (680 mi)
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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
05/16/2010

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
04/12/2011

90 Points Robert ParkerThe 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


External Review
03/24/2009

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
10/08/2009

This Silver Oak bottling is produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from several different vineyard sites. It is an elegant, highly expressive wine that exhibits notes of nutmeg, cassis, black plum, and sandalwood, followed by an extremely long finish of savory ripe fruit. Ever since Silver Oak was founded in the early '70s, the winery has dedicated itself entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
10/24/2011

Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose, with a less exaggerated oak element despite the fact that this was aged in 95% new American barrels. Not particularly sweet, but the mid-palate offers better grip and lift than the 2004, with laid-back flavors of currant, plum and tobacco leaf. Finishes with substantial, slightly dry tannins and good persistence. Incidentally, the production of this wine was increased in the early part of this decade and is now in the 75,000 case range.


External Review
09/23/2010

Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose, with a less exaggerated oak element despite the fact that this was aged in 95% new American barrels. Not particularly sweet, but the mid-palate offers better grip and lift than ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml


External Review
04/18/2012

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is richer and fuller bodied than the 2001, with a more muscular structural overlay. Less evolved and not displaying the pungent, spicy notes of the 2001, it offers loads of new oak, cassis, dried herb, chocolate, and fruit... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml


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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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