Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve 1999
The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby color. It possesses an expressive nose of cassis syrup, cinnamon, roasting meat and herbs. This wine has great balance, expression of fruit, depth and length on the palate with beautiful integration of tannins. This lovely Cabernet will continue to improve through 2025 with proper cellaring.
This was an excellent wine. Very dark ruby/violet color, this wine had darker flavors than the Alexander Valley selection and was not as fruit-driven. Loads of black-currant and other dark berries, roasted coffee, coccoa and vanilla flavors. Very long finish. The tannins were more apparent and the wine seemed heavier in feel and not as velvety. This wine clearly needs more time to mature.
I decanted this wine for 2-3 hours. It was great as usual, but I would suggest cellaring it for a few more (2 or 3) years. The cab was bold and tannins were present. Black cherry, hints coco notes, faint raspberry, made it very enjoyable.
External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve
Cola and coconut aromas lead to a firm band of spice- and currant-laced Cabernet fruit that picks up a cedary edge on the finish where the tannins become more evident giving the aftertaste a drying sensation... Wine Spectator.
...Brooding aromas of currant syrup licorice naphtha and tobacco leaf. Fairly intense flavors similar to the aromas. Still quite youthfully tight but offers solid concentration and very good length. Just a hint of greenness on the end; the firm tannins reach the teeth. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
...exhibits a deep saturated ruby/purple color. The wine possesses aromas of sweet toasty oak earth spice box cherries and currants. It is a soft effort for this vintage...Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, the terrific 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa boasts a dense ruby/purple color, and a concentrated, opulent personality with flashy notes of black currant, kirsch... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 91Dill, lavender and mocha scents are followed by a trace of coconut and layers of spicy currant, herb, sage and plum flavors. Very rich and concentrated. Impeccably balanced, with a long, persistent aftertaste that keeps echoing fruit and oak. Some will find the oak excessive, others just the Silver Oak signature. Drink now through 2012.
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