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Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 1993

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1993 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright ruby-red color, with a rich nose of blackberries, iodine, chocolate, sandalwood and herbs. It has a medium body with a long, slightly tannic finish. It is drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve through 2014 with proper cellaring.

Silver Oak Cellars:
We pride ourselves on making one varietal that is food-friendly and deliciously drinkable upon release. Our story begins in the early 1970’s when Ray Duncan befriended winegrower Justin Meyer. The two formed a partnership and co-founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972 with the bold vision of producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, under the leadership of Ray’s sons David and Tim and... Read more
We pride ourselves on making one varietal that is food-friendly and deliciously drinkable upon release. Our story begins in the early 1970’s when Ray Duncan befriended winegrower Justin Meyer. The two formed a partnership and co-founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972 with the bold vision of producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, under the leadership of Ray’s sons David and Tim and Director of Winemaking Daniel Baron, we produce two wines: our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak’s unwavering focus on making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon enables us to continually improve and refine our craft. Each of our two estates – one in Napa Valley and the other in Alexander Valley – is dedicated to producing a single wine. These two Cabernet Sauvignons consistently reflect the very best of their appellations. Our estate vineyards are ideally situated to provide optimal growing conditions for our Cabernet Sauvignon. We also work closely with top independent growers throughout the Napa and Alexander Valleys to ensure a reliable source of excellent fruit. We complement this fruit with grapes from top independent growers throughout both appellations, giving our winemaking team the flexibility they need to realize the full potential of each Silver Oak vintage. Tasting Room Tasting rooms at both of our estates are open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.  We are closed  some holidays. Read less

Member Reviews for Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

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Snooth User: drstevebrule69
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03/22/2011

tastes like dirty midget pubes.


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05/07/2011

always a beautiful choice and will improve with time!


External Reviews for Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90In my October tasting both 1993 Cabernets were more tannic and closed than the 1992s. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley offers up a whiff of herbs in its tight nose, followed by chocolatey, spicy, black-cherry, and cassis flavors, an exotic, medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate, and moderate tannin in the lusty finish. It does not possess the definition and structure of the Napa cuvee, but it is more forward and fleshy. Drink 1995 - 2015. (Dec 1996)


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The 1993 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby-red color, with a rich nose of blackberries, iodine, chocolate, sandalwood and herbs. It has a medium body with a long, slightly tannic finish. It will continue to


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90In my October tasting both 1993 Cabernets were more tannic and closed than the 1992s. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is one of the more tannic and backward wines I have tasted from Silver Oak. Now that it has been bottled, it has closed down, displaying far less lushness and obvious concentration than it did last year. The color remains a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the nose offers earthy, toasty new oak, and sweet black fruit aromas. Tight, yet powerful and rich, this full-bodied, dense, atypically backward Cabernet Sauvignon does not possess Silver Oak's usual approachability and precociousness. Nevertheless, this wine has plenty of merit. It should drink well after 3-5 years of cellaring, and last for 15+ years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

...The color remains a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the nose offers earthy, toasty new oak, and sweet black fruit aromas. Tight, yet powerful and rich, this full-bodied, dense, atypically backward Cabernet Sauvignon does not possess Silver Oak's usu... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/07/2011

The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley offers up a whiff of herbs in its tight nose, followed by chocolatey, spicy, black-cherry, and cassis flavors, an exotic, medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate, and moderate tannin in the lusty finish... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 1500ml


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

The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley offers up a whiff of herbs in its tight nose followed by chocolatey spicy black-cherry and cassis flavors an exotic medium to full-bodied concentrated palate and moderate tannin in the lusty finish. It does not possess the definition and structure of the Napa cuvee but it is more forward and fleshy. These All-American Cabernet Sauvignons continue to be "can t miss" propositions with the majority of Cabernet lovers. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

A classic Silver Oak, with signature dill aromas. Shows earth, currant, lead pencil and metallic flavors, turning dry and tannic... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 1500ml



The 1993 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright ruby-red color, with a rich nose of blackberries, iodine, chocolate, sandalwood and herbs. It has a medium body with a long, slightly tannic finish. It is drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve through 2014 with proper cellaring.

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