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The classically-styled 1985 Napa bottling exhibits a huge, sweet, jammy, cassis, and toasty nose that soars from the glass. Full-bodied, soft, and velvety-textured, with outstanding concentration and a smooth as silk finish, this fully mature wine is capable of lasting another 10-15 years.
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Mature classic Silver Oak Napa. Straightforward, pure fruit still dominant and an explosive bouquet upon uncorking, showing some elegance in maturity. Oak is balanced and distinctively American. Great color with no orange edge. Still wants for a little more complexity.