More Vintages and Sizes of Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84
Ruby-red color. Very ripe aromas of roasted plum, red raspberry, maple syrup, smoke and scotch. Dense but bright and youthful. Flavors are still rather primary and high-pitched. Finishes rather tannic, but the tannins are smooth. This wine should undergo an interesting evolution in bottle-in contrast to some past vintages of this wine, which have not gained noticeably in complexity with bottle aging.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc) reveals toasty sweet oak in the nose, bombastic levels of black currant fruit and spice along with a hint of mint in the background. Supple and full-bodied, with delirious levels of cedar and unctuously-textured fruit, this fleshy, gorgeously made Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 14-15 years.
Author: James Laube
Dark, plush and concentrated, with a decided coconut and oak accent mixed with complex plum and berry flavors. Finishes with a rich, focused, generous aftertaste, with fine length. Deftly balanced.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/22/2013
Probably a great bottle 5 years ago. Hung on to this one much too long (and he has several siblings in my cellar as well). Will use the next bottle for pot roast gravy.
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 10/03/2009
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 09/12/2008
Drink Dates: 2008
The only reason why an 89 is age.
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