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The 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and elegant wine that balances the expression of fruity and savo...Read more...
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 Na... Read more
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 go... Read more
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 vib... Read more
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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.
One of my favorite cabs, rich and hearty, full of flavor and saturated color. A beautiful, dimensional wine. It never disappoints.
oaky, hint of pepper. I enjoyed the entire contents of the bottle, sans 1 glass for the sommelier for such a good choice. Best part: 2 glasses of water before I went to bed, and in the morning, no headache.
External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve
Ships for 99¢/Bottle Through Monday, February 8th at 9AM EST 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 This item excluded from XTYPAK and any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate
Therersquo;s a note of austerity amidst the concentration of fruit, in contrast to the lushness of the Alexander Valley bottling mdash; in essence, more evident spine. Furthermore, though the aging program was probably very similar, Napa shows a light cedar overtone while Alexander Valley is all about vanilla. This one is of course superb in its own right, and the two side by side create a textbook example of similarities and differences between Napa and Alexander Valley cabernets.
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 10ndash;12 years.
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine has a flamboyant nose of fruitcake, licorice, Asian spice, black currants, and toasty wood. Deep. opulent, viscous, intense, cherry, and thick, it is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon made in an all-American oak loversrsquo; style. It should drink well for 12ndash;15 years.
Silver Oak continues to use 100 percent new American oak for its Cabernet, yielding the maturing, dill-scented fruit aroma and brightening the dark jammy flavors. It tastes foresty, the texture firm and extremely supple, very much a New World style of Cabernet. On the other hand, the style now seems a bit old-fashioned in the context of the sleek, glamorous and expensive Cabernets now pouring out of Napa Valley.
The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot) shows some aggressive, toasty, charred, oaky notes along with melted asphalt. The wine is highly extracted, has plenty of tannin, and notes of smoke, cedar, cherries, and black currants. It is a very good 1998 with moderate tannin. It should drink well for at least 10 years when it is released.
The opaque ruby-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine reveals a sweet attack of fruitcake, spice box, dried herbs, and black fruits. It is bordeaux-like, with hard, tough tannin, an angular personality, and an astringent finish. This is a perplexing offering. There is an impressive beginning, but the finish is narrow and pinched, hence the question mark. My instincts suggest it will age for 12ndash;15 years, but will always be dry and austere, without the charm and sweetness of the finest vintages.
The 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and elegant wine that balances the expression of fruity and savory elements with finesse. The wine has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and displays aromas of black plum, soy sauce, chocolate, rose petals, cedar and black olive. It has a soft, velvety attack and a fruity, floral and spicy mid-palate. The finish is long and smooth with well integrated tannins. Properly cellared, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2024.
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