Silver Oak Alexander Valley California 1996

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The 1996 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby color. It has a nose of black plums, rose petal and soy sauce...

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  • WA: 91

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Outstanding Napa Cabernet, in its prime. Silky smooth, but with plenty of grip. Terrific ripe fruit caresses the nose with classic cassis, violet, ... Read more

Great mingling of fruit and oak. Drinking great now. Read more

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a d... Read more

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Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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5.00 5
11/14/2009

Outstanding Napa Cabernet, in its prime. Silky smooth, but with plenty of grip. Terrific ripe fruit caresses the nose with classic cassis, violet, and oak spice aromas. In the mouth the wine delivers layers of classic Cabernet fruit flavors in a seamless, velvet texture. I always gripe about Silver Oak's prices, but have to say that the Silver Oak Napa Cab is almost always superb. I also remain impressed with how beautifully these Cabernets age, considering how early they're drinkable. To my taste, these are generally two steps up in elegance, depth, and overall quality from the much-larger production Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernets.


Snooth User: carey1
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07/26/2009

Great mingling of fruit and oak. Drinking great now.


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External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, seductive, and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk. This low acid, big, spicy, lavishly wooded, chewy wine should drink well for another 10-14 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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: WineGlobe.com
01/30/2009

Vintage Description: The 1996 season started out early and continued so all the way to harvest. The winter of 1995/1996 was one of the warmest on record. Consequently, budbreak was about two weeks early. Bloom and verasion were one to two weeks


External Review
07/04/2010

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, seductive, and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk. This low acid, big, spicy, lavishly wooded, chewy wine should drink well for another 10-14 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/25/2009

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley appears to be a massive, huge, mouthful of wine, even bigger than some of Silver Oak's other Napa Cabernet Sauvignon offerings of the nineties. The color is opaque purple, and the wine reveals an unctuous textu... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby color. It has a nose of black plums, rose petal and soy sauce. This wine is very complex and lively with an extremely long finish of fruit and spice. It will continue to improve through 2021 with proper cellaring.

The 1996 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby color. It has a nose of black plums, rose petal and soy sauce. This wine is very complex and lively with an extremely long finish of fruit and spice. It will continue to improve through 2021 with proper cellaring.

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