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2000 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 85 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59100-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 85

    ($100) Bright, deep red. Nose dominated by milk chocolate and smoky oak. Lush, chocolatey and smooth on entry, with sweet flavors of raspberry and oak. Then a bit green and hollow in the middle palate, despite a smooth texture. Lacks a bit for weight. Tannins turn dry and a somewhat green on the end.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Starts out with creamy, milk chocolaty oak leading to a core of currant and plum-flavored fruit, offering richness, depth and complexity, finishing with a plush, concentrated aftertaste. Those who like well-oaked Cabernets will find this most appealing. 25,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to a big, cocoa-scented nose, a sweet entry on the palate, medium body, and a short, abrupt finish. A modest success for the vintage, it is a friendly, easy-to-drink effort that should be consumed over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: mwuerl
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Bdub711
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: para
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Steve M679
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Drink Dates: 2003-2011
    Author: rphillips26
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Cherry delight with touches of oak and dark fruit.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2009
    Author: Beau
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Fantastic with roasted walnuts (they need to be roasted to mellow the tannins) topped with goat cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Bit of a weird pairing but trust me, it's awesome.
    Author: colterc
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Reticent aromas of milk, cherry, and oak with a bit of cedar and leather. Moderate tannins coupled with slightly excessive acidity. Round and smooth in the mouth with lots of oak and good fruit concentration. 79% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 8% Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot aged for 25 months in 100% new American oak.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    won't get any better.
    Author: Michael N594
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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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

  • 1363 bottles owned
  • 342 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 342 collectors)