While I throughly believe that the Silver Oak Alexander Valley is very overrated, this is one of the best wines I have ever had. Blueberry pie on the nose that I would rather smell than eat any dessert. Beautiful wine.
Definitely one of the best wines I've had, and in my opinion, as good as the 2001.
Much better than the 2000. Not my style but: Big, jammy, cherries that turn into plums, oaky,a moment of magic,silky, velvet, and sufficient finish. Decant and drink now... while the fruit is fresh.
Excellent, well structured cab, but Silver Oak cabs in general are made to taste better after lying down for years. Taste too early and the tannins ruin the velvety, full-mouth-feel I love so much with other expensive cabs, such as high-quality Stags Leap appelation cabs.
Definitely one of my favorite cabernet of all time.
Excellent wine! Flavorful! Nice aroma!
I savor every sip - fantastic.
External Reviews for Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
"Full-bodied, chewy, and muscular with an inky dark ruby/plum color, and hints of wood smoke, tobacco, cinnamon, espresso roast, and herbs, this dense, chewy, lavishly oaked wine should drink well for 10-12 years."Robert Parker"The
Complex, with a mix of creamy vanilla-tinged oak, dried currant, herb, pencil lead and sage notes that are tight and tannic, ending with a mineral and pebble aftertaste. Well-balanced. Drink now through 2014. 33,400 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml
RP: The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) possesses a sweet, jammy bouquet of black currants intermixed with barbecue smoke, tobacco, espresso, and herbs. It offers a sexy, fleshy entry, but falls off at the back of the palate. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml "Full-bodied, chewy, and muscular with an inky dark ruby/plum color, and hints of wood smoke, tobacco, cinnamon, espresso roast, and herbs, this dense, chewy, lavishly oaked wine should drink
Full-bodied with chewy cedar, dried currant, sage and herbal notes.This wine gains complexity despite the chewy tannins and may reward short-term cellaring.Drink now through 2015.
Wine Tasting NotesThe 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and concentrated wine that deftly balances intensity and finesse. The wine has a dark garnet color with a deep purple edge, and displays aromas of blackberry jam, dark chocolate, rose petal, black pepper and cedar. In the mouth, the attack is quite rich, expressing notes of brown sugar and nutmeg, and the flavors proceed seamlessly to a long finish of fruit and ripe tannins. Properly cellared, this wine should give drinking pleasure until 2027.
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 Napa Valley bottling is their most desirable wine. Don't miss the chance to enjoy a true Napa Valley icon. ON SALE. Wine Advocate Vintage Rating: 92 <small>This item excluded from any other offers beyond the 15% case discount. <small>not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate