Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 1991
The wine is a beautiful deep garnet color in the glass with nice clarity. The nose is a lovely combination of ripe wild berries, blackberry, marionberry and raspberry intermingled with some earthy notes of leather and a hint of baking spice. The taste is a burst of tart cherry at the outset that transitions nicely to some vanilla bean and dark chocolate midpalate. The finish seems to last until you take your next sip, as the smooth tannins undergird the fantastic acidity that abides in this long, voluptuous and exceedingly dry finish. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2015/05/2011-doubleback-walla-walla-cabernet.html
The wine is an inky black color at the center, leading to some bright ruby along the edges with nice clarity. The nose is just lovely, with notes of black licorice, tarragon, blueberry and some Asian spice. The taste is quite refined, with a some subdued flavors of cassis, blueberry and notes of espresso up front which transition to some elegant flavors of pipe tobacco, dusty limestone and white pepper midpalate. The finish is quite nice, with nicely structured and well integrated tannins supporting the long, lush, absolutely bone dry finish that just beckons another sip. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/12/2010-silver-oak-alexander-valley.html
Three and a half glasses
I tried the Napa and Alexander Cabs at a Silver Oak tasting, back to back. Both great, but I prefer the Alexander, personally. The nose on the Napa was amazing (orange peel, caramel) but it was less fruity and that somehow left the oak more exposed. It does have a great velvety texture.
This is a wonderfully smooth and refined wine. Lots going on with the nose with notes of cherry, dark fruits and cocoa. Velvety mouth feel and good balance. Not as large as I thought it would be and not quite as much fruit as I was expecting but very satisfying none the less.
Color was brick red. An aroma of subtle berry notes and flowers with some sought of burnt sugar. On the palate an abundance of cassis with nice vibrant cherry and way in the background some spice. Tannins gently making their presence known. A nice long finish.
Outstanding but it better be at the price. Not quite as good as the 2002 but still an excellent wine once it opens up.
External Reviews for Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
Firm in texture, with smoky, licorice-accented blackberry, cherry, molasses and coffee flavors that keep gaining momentum as they play against a mild grip of tannins. The finish pushes on. Has tremendous presence and persistence. Best after 2017. 3,000 cases made.
This is a compelling wine with aromas of coffee, dried herbs, cherry and barrel spices. It wins over on finesse rather than power but shows more than ample amounts of both. There’s enough structure that it will benefit from some time in the cellar. It will be best from 2019–2027.
Another killer wine from the collaboration between Chris Figgins and Drew Bledsoe, there are 3,000 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and it offers sensational notes of tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings, graphite and sweet cassis on the nose. This is followed up by a full-bodied, concentrated, and still elegant 2012 that has lots of tannin, beautiful purity of fruit and a seamless texture that keep you coming back to the glass. Made from 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot, aged 20 months in 83% new French oak, give this rocking 2012 3–4 years in the cellar and enjoy it through 2032+.
Tasted out of barrel, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon should be a significant step up over the 2011. Full-bodied, beautifully textured, concentrated and rich, with high, yet sweet tannin, it offers up notions of cassis, cedar, cherry blossom and lead pencil shavings in its pure, sexy personality. Given the texture and concentration, it should drink reasonably well on release, yet evolve for two decades.
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