Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve 2009

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"(76% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot and 10% petit verdot): Bright red-ruby. Musky cassis, cedar, tobacco leaf and dried herbs on the very ripe nose. Suave and seamless, with claret-like flavors of redcurrant, plum and tobacco leaf. A very distinctive, lightly herbal Old World style of cabernet with dusty, supple tannins and very good length...92" IWC 11/11 "Broad and generous, this is impressive for its graceful balance, with ripe blueberry and currant flavors at the core, persisting into a finish shaded with dried sage, white pepper and other savory notes, all of it wrapped in polished tannins. The finish doesn't quit...93" WS 09/12

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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

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03/02/2012

Three and a half glasses


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

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/11/2014

Our 2009 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex wine with berry and floral aromatics and a lovely structure. It has a dark, ruby color and a vibrant nose of black cherry, wisteria and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine is elegant and expressive and echoes the berry, floral and spice notes from the nose. It has a classic structure of fine grained tannins and a long, layered finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2032.


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

Dark purple core that pushes straight to the rim. This has a more expressive bouquet than in past vintages with strong elements of smoky ripe dark fruit along with red berry mocha allspice cedar leather and tobacco. A bit of cassis and earth on the palate round out the richness of this medium-full bodied red attributing great character and structure. A pairing of this legendary 100% cabernet alongside lamb in particular would be perfect. Roland Hankerson.


External Review
09/11/2013

Our 2009 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex wine with berry and floral aromatics and a lovely structure. It has a dark, ruby color and a vibrant nose of black cherry, wisteria and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine is elegant and expressive and echoes the berry, floral and spice notes from the nose. It has a classic structure of fine grained tannins and a long, layered finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2032. - WineryAlcohol: 13.9%


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/03/2013

The 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich full-bodied wine with great tannic structure and mouth-feel. It has a garnet color and a nose of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, sandalwood and a hint of roasting meat. On the palate, it is mouth-coating and incredibly rich in umami. It has a very long, savory finish with the slight grip of fine-grained tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2030.


External Review
12/12/2014

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 from the 2009 vintage is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged 24 months in 100% new American oak barrels. After oak aging the wine is bottle aged for an additional 20 months to allow the tannins to soften and the flavors to become interwoven, revealing a complex, silky elegance that's the unmistakable hallmark of this iconic Napa Cab. No scores yet but it's clearly another gem, so grab some to enjoy now and to cellar for future enjoyment, while it's ON SALE!!!!



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"(76% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot and 10% petit verdot): Bright red-ruby. Musky cassis, cedar, tobacco leaf and dried herbs on the very ripe nose. Suave and seamless, with claret-like flavors of redcurrant, plum and tobacco leaf. A very distinctive, lightly herbal Old World style of cabernet with dusty, supple tannins and very good length...92" IWC 11/11 "Broad and generous, this is impressive for its graceful balance, with ripe blueberry and currant flavors at the core, persisting into a finish shaded with dried sage, white pepper and other savory notes, all of it wrapped in polished tannins. The finish doesn't quit...93" WS 09/12

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