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Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve 2001

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The 2001 Napa Valley has a dark, garnet color and an intense nose of cassis, roasting meat and coffee. It has a rich attack, a mouth coating mid-palate and a lovely long finish with ripe tannins. It will continue to improve through 2027 given proper cellaring.

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Whitehall Lane Winery:
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for produc... Read more
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine. Read less

Member Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve

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Snooth User: Anna Savino
64051346,138
2.50 5
06/07/2012

The experience didn't start out so well when the cork broke in half and got pushed into the wine. So I panicked but filtered it thanks to my husband. I heard that these Silver Oak age really well but I must say I was disappointed. Nice aromas of black preserved fruits like plum and cassis, a hint of cedar and a little bit of mocha and suede as the evening proceeded. But the flavors were not transferred to the palate at all! Was quite one dimensional, broad and lacking character. The mouthfeel was nice and smooth, as was the finish. The tannins were too soft for my liking and couldn't hold up to the cheese we ate at the end of the meal. Surely a great aged wine but not great for my tastes! Could have just been a bad bottle, or suffered poor transportation from CA to Italy in a suitcase in mid summer 2 years ago!


Snooth User: sleepy
3987059
3.50 5
12/27/2007

Opened a bottle of Silver Oak Napa 2001 and Alexander 2001 with a prime rib Christmas dinner. The Napa was certainly a more balanced wine with a full on fruit forward bouquet, but slightly closed pallet leaving sharper than expected tannins. Although this is a great wine, I wonder if the 01 is a bit closed at the moment. I ask because I had a bottle of 02 Napa when doing a "practice" rib dinner two weeks earlier. The '02 was unabashedly fruit forward on the nose and the tongue and in my view a much better wine


Snooth User: k8walsh
7250644
4.50 5
05/21/2008

Love it; I think this is a better vintage than the 2002.


Snooth User: chaseme2
18536036
4.50 5
05/24/2009

excellent full bodied wine. Loved it.


Snooth User: OmarS
3023017
3.00 5
09/03/2007

didn't love this wine, I think I should have decanted it.


Snooth User: Steve L
372474
4.50 5
12/01/2007

We picked this wine up at the winery- thought it was balanced, smart, with tobacco and dark chocolate. A year later, when we drank the bottle with amazing filet mignon at a local restaurant, we thought the pairing was perfect.


Snooth User: robtharp1
3071704
4.50 5
11/21/2009

awesome


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External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve

External Review
06/20/2014

Aromas of dill macaroon and coconut fold in nicely with a rich band of currant plum and black cherry fruit. Excellent structure depth and concentration ending with firm chewy tannins.... Wine Spectator.


External Review
05/17/2010

The Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is more limited in availability than the Alexander Valley, but there are now close to 33,000 cases being produced. The 2001 (31,430 cases of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) offers a big, smoky, herb, black currant, tobacco, spice box, and barbecue spice-scented bouquet, and broad, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, sweet, jammy flavors with plenty of sexy, toasty American oak in the background. It is a hedonistic fleshpot of a wine to drink now and over the next 10-12 years


External Review
10/15/2009

92 Points Robert Parker The Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is more limited in availability than the Alexander Valley, but there are now close to 33,000 cases being produced. The 2001 (31,430 cases of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) offers a big, smoky, herb, black currant, tobacco, spice box, and barbecue spice-scented bouquet, and broad, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, sweet, jammy flavors with plenty of sexy, toasty American oak in the background


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 92The Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is more limited in availability than the Alexander Valley. The 2001 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot offers a big, smoky, herb, black currant, tobacco, spice box, and barbecue spice-scented bouquet, and broad, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, sweet, jammy flavors with plenty of sexy, toasty American oak in the background. It is a hedonistic fleshpot of a wine to drink now and over the next 10-12 years.


External Review
04/12/2011

92 Points Robert ParkerThe Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is more limited in availability than the Alexander Valley, but there are now close to 33,000 cases being produced. The 2001 (31,430 cases of 86% C


External Review
06/20/2014

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (by the way all of the Alexander Valley offerings are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a big sweet oaky nose and a seductive panoply of spices from cedarwood to plum pudding and fruitcake notes. It is a sexy sensual broad flavorful Cabernet lacking serious depth but offering attractive fruit plenty of ripeness and a big wallop of American oak. Drink it over the next decade. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
01/29/2009

The 2001 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound and powerful wine with great finesse. It has a deep garnet color and a concentrated nose of cassis, chocolate, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla. This wine illustrates great depth and balance


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The 2001 Napa Valley has a dark, garnet color and an intense nose of cassis, roasting meat and coffee. It has a rich attack, a mouth coating mid-palate and a lovely long finish with ripe tannins. It will continue to improve through 2027 given proper cellaring.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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