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1995 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59098-1995

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Full ruby-red. Crushed blackberry, bitter cherry, dark chocolate, licorice and oak spice on the nose. Bright, intensely flavored and juicy, with penetrating fruit and hints of leather and fresh herbs. But rather small in scale, finishing with decent length and a faint greenness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Serves up lots of supple and complex currant, cedar, toasty oak, tobacco and anise flavors that are rich and focused, smooth and polished, firming up on the finish. 41,300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is performing far better after a year of bottle age. This dark ruby/purple-colored, seductive wine offers blazingly intense aromas of cigar box, smoky oak and jammy black currants with a hint of Provencal herbs. Ripe and full-bodied, with low acidity, and a fleshy, succulent texture, it is a wine to drink over the next 14-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: saint
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Birdiesorbetter
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: breck
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Big, fruity, tannic
    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: Scott P Jacobs
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Good noe, still somewhat lively, but some kind dryness on finish and little rough tannins, after 30-60minutes open improves so decanting is prefer.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2008
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Mature with straight-forward dark berry fruit. Decent finish.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2018
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Old, brownish--almost over. Drink in next year or so, not too much longer
    Drink Dates: 2009-2010
    Author: SR Rocco
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Montelena,Krupp Brothers Estates,Duckhorn Wine Company

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1746 bottles owned
  • 410 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 410 collectors)