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The 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beautifully expresses the full aromatic ripeness of this exemplary vinta...Read more...
Classic aromas of light dill, and even oregano, enmeshed in slightly charry Marshmallow vanilla oak. Under that blanket there are balanced and prom... Read more
Silver Oak wines are supple, fruitful and deliver richness wrapped in good American oak. Critics suggest that because of its 65,000 plus case produ... Read more
We had this at Acme steakhouse in San Francisco. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Classic aromas of light dill, and even oregano, enmeshed in slightly charry Marshmallow vanilla oak. Under that blanket there are balanced and promising notes of bell pepper tinged red cherry fruit. In the mouth his is smooth and velvety with a sweet, easy character and good length to the somewhat simple toasty, black cherry fruit. There's a bit of raspy tannin on the finish but nothing offensive. A solid, if small scaled, bottle of Cabernet. 87pts
Silver Oak wines are supple, fruitful and deliver richness wrapped in good American oak. Critics suggest that because of its 65,000 plus case production the wine no longer merits cult status or the premium price it once fetched. I will agree that the label might not be a cult must, but it still delivers a great glass of wine; delicious and vibrant with pretty mocha cassis, plum and oak. While it's not an over-achiever in its class, it is correct and sound, and deserves better grades; after all it is Silver Oak...
We had this at Acme steakhouse in San Francisco.
Cedar, oak and herb on the nose, with maybe some savory notes of black olive. Full of clean ripe fruit - fairly mellow at 6 years old but still a little spicy. Deep and dark, with great balance of fruit and leather, good tannic structure and a fine, chocolatey finish.
Lots of oak and tobacco in the nose, kind of smells like an old man's den. Reasonable attack with a fairly mild body compared to the nose, very dry midpalate, with some volatile kiwi/banana aromas that come out in the back.
Lots of oak giving the wine vanilla and dill notes. Dried cherry fruits dominate. Dry, dusty, finish with strong cedar notes.
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
Cassis jam, some rose petal and sandalwood. It's very tight and has a tarry nose and flavor about it. Just alright for me.
External Reviews for Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar"Good deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of cassis, licorice, game, tobacco leaf and subtle brown spices. Velvety-sweet and deep, with hints of tobacco leaf, mint and herbs giving definition to the middle palate. Nicely bright but youthfully tight wine, finishing with broad tannins. Carrying a moderate 13.5% alcohol. Still tight, but then this won't be released until next winter. Incidentally, following Silver Oak's purchase of a vineyard in Soda Canyon in 1999, this wine now relies less on contract fruit." -May/Jun 09
91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarGood deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of cassis, licorice, game, tobacco leaf and subtle brown spices. Velvety-sweet and deep, with hints of tobacco
Silver Oak is the standard bearer for Napa Valley Cab. 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 2005 Napa Valley bottling is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 25 months in new American oak barrels. An additional 20 months aging in bottle bring integration ans elegance to this full throttled red. One of their best in some time. Don't miss the chance to enjoy a true Napa Valley icon. ON SALE.
Wine Tasting NotesOur 2005 Twomey Merlot is a voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is full-bodied and velvety, with fine-grained tannins and an extremely long finish. This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2018.
2005 Twomey Merlot is a voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it
There's a note of austerity amidst the concentration of fruit, in contrast to the lushness of the Alexander Valley bottling - in essence, more evident spine. Furthermore, though the aging program was probably very similar, Napa shows a light cedar overtone while Alexander Valley is all about vanilla. This one is of course superb in its own right, and the two side by side create a textbook example of similarities and differences between Napa and Alexander Valley cabernets.
The 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beautifully expresses the full aromatic ripeness of this exemplary vintage. It is full bodied and yet refined, and consistent in its color, aroma, palate and finish. It has a dark garnet color and a nose of black cherry, clove, cinnamon, lavender and licorice. It is seamless on the palate with a solid core of berry fruit, velvety tannins and excellent length. With proper cellaring it should give drinking pleasure through 2032.
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