2001 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml

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2001 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
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International Wine Cellar | 89

($60) Medium-deep red. Exotic American oak tones of bourbon, coconut and cocoa butter dominate the nose. Then fat, lush, suave and dry, with no excess weight. Impressive more for its mid-palate texture than its fruit. Most complex today on the back end, which features broad, fine tannins and notes of cherry, candied raspberry, milk chocolate, espresso and bourbon. A very good vintage for this bottling.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 90

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (by the way, all of the Alexander Valley offerings are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a big, sweet, oaky nose and a seductive panoply of spices from cedarwood to plum pudding and fruitcake notes. It is a sexy, sensual, broad, flavorful Cabernet lacking serious depth, but offering attractive fruit, plenty of ripeness, and a big wallop of American oak. Drink it over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2005-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 157

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Wine Spectator | 88

Aromas of zucchini bread and fruitcake (in a good way), with a ginger-, dill- and dried-fruit spiciness. Smooth in texture, firming on the finish and starting to dry out, so best to pop the cork soon. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2014. 60,000 cases made

Drink Dates: 2011-2014
Author: James Laube


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Author: Boris F
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/10/2013
Drink Dates: 2010-2018

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Score: 90
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/02/2012

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Score: 90
Author: Gfalls
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 04/23/2012
2001 to 2012 it may have been past it's prime. A bit flat on the fruit notes, it was a nice wine just nothing special.
Score: 90
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2005-2015
Score: 92
Author: MEP
Tasted On: 07/03/2010
Drink Dates: 2010
More Vintages and Sizes of Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley:

2005 (750ml)
2004 (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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