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1986 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

  • 89 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59098-1986

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Smooth, supple and harmonious. Shows flavors of spicy mineral, currant, anise and cedar, and a long plummy aftertaste. Wonderful balance and finesse on the finish. Approachable now, or can cellar into 1999. This is the most elegant and refined of the 1986s from Silver Oak, all of which are outstanding.--1986 California Cabernet horizontal. 17,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley came across as a Spanish wine when it was poured. The color was medium dark garnet with considerable amber, orange, and rust at the edge. As the wine sat in the glass, the oak became better integrated, and an herbal, smoky, spicy, fruitcake-scented nose began to emerge. Tasters were equally split on whether they loved or hated it, with one taster correctly identifying it. However, within 10 minutes, the general consensus (I concurred) was that this was an intriguing, sweet, cedary, smoky, herbaceous, but expansive, exotic, chewy wine for drinking over the next several years. The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 191 bottles owned
    • 78 collectors