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1996 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59100-1996

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: May/June 1999
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Scents of dill, coconut and dried currant carry over to the palate, offering intensity and depth, yet finishing with a firm wall of tannins.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2010-2012
    Author: Jason R
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2014
    Author: rphillips26
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: elee1388
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2010-2012
    Author: WinoGeorge
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2011-2016
    Author: Lasergunn
  • Self | Rating: 83

    Corked
    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: tasteslikechuckn
  • Self | Rating:

    This wine was ready to drink but not past it's prime; delicate fruit, excellent balance and great with food. Finish was a bit abbreviated..
    Author: dwdorman
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

  • 1496 bottles owned
  • 354 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 354 collectors)