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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
Nicely balanced and well rounded. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice. - Tasted at winery 4/21/10
External Reviews for Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is light and overtly herbaceous. The wine is certainly soft and fleshy with good fruit, and is undoubtedly very much in the style of the Alexander Valley, but it does not have much weight, density, or thickness. This wine will be ready to drink upon release and is probably best consumed during its first 8ndash;10 years of life.
The Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is more limited in availability than the Alexander Valley, but there are now close to 33,000 cases being produced. The 2001 (31,430 cases of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) offers a big, smoky, herb, black currant, tobacco, spice box, and barbecue spice-scented bouquet, and broad, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, sweet, jammy flavors with plenty of sexy, toasty American oak in the background. It is a hedonistic fleshpot of a wine to drink now and over the next 10-12 years.
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 winersquo;s earthy complexities. Drink this over the next several years with anything meaty, from duck and game birds to steak. (Wamp;S, 2/10) Silver Oak Cellars, Oakville, CA
A look and a taste of this wine and you know yoursquo;re in the realm of the major leaguers. Itrsquo;s dramatically black-purple, and both aromas and flavors are packed with cassis and fine new oak, lavishly applied. Though rich indeed, itrsquo;s quite drinkable because tannins are soft. The wine was made in a fashion clearly meant to please the consumer, and I suspect to be a critic-pleaser as well.
Winemaker Notes - 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.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1500ml
Good deep red. Black cherry, plum syrup and lead pencil on the nose, with a lightly roasted character and a meaty nuance. Quite pliant on the palate, with a much more velvety mouthfeel than the Alexander Valley offering and more mid-palate stuffing to support its toothcoating tannins. Here the wine's herbal elements lifts the fruit. Not exactly fat but nicely sweet. Finishes with very good breadth and length.
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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