1996 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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1996 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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International Wine Cellar | 89-92

Deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of cassis, black plum, black cherry, roasted nuts and shoe polish. Fat and sweet, with good depth of flavor and harmonious acidity. Thick but ripe tannins coat the tongue.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84

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Wine Advocate | 91

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, seductive, and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk. This low acid, big, spicy, lavishly wooded, chewy wine should drink well for another 10-14 years.

Drink Dates: 2000-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Score:
Author: WinoGeorge
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/14/2012
Drink Dates: 2010-2012
Score: 92
Author: elee1388
Tasted On: 02/08/2012
Score:
Author: Lasergunn
Tasted On: 12/24/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Score: 83
Author: tasteslikechuckn
Tasted On: 05/25/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2011
Corked
Score: 91
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 06/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2014
More Vintages and Sizes of Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:

2008 (750ml)
1994 (750ml)

About This Producer


Silver Oak was founded in the early 1970s by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer, a former winemaker with Christian Brothers. The founders' goal was to create exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that would be distinguished by its elegance and finesse. In most years, the wines are made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from the Alexander and Napa Valleys. The developing wine is aged 30 months in American Oak barrels and then cellared about 15 months before release. Silver Oak aims to make a velvety style Cabernet that is drinkable upon release. In addition to the well-known Alexander and Napa Valley Cabernets, Silver Oak has also produced North Coast and Bonny's Vineyard Cabernets in select vintages. After 30 years of partnership between Ray and Justin, the Duncan family is currently the sole owner of the property.

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