1985 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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WA 94   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The classically-styled 1985 Napa bottling exhibits a huge, sweet, jammy, cassis, and toasty nose that soars from the glass. Full-bodied, soft, and velvety-textured, with outstanding concentration and a smooth as silk finish, this fully mature wine is capable of lasting another 10-15 years.

Drink Dates: 1995-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 98

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Pilgrim
Tasted On: 10/24/2009

Rating: 91
Author: Burghound56
Tasted On: 12/30/2010
Mature classic Silver Oak Napa. Straightforward, pure fruit still dominant and an explosive bouquet upon uncorking, showing some elegance in maturity. Oak is balanced and distinctively American. Great color with no orange edge. Still wants for a little more complexity.

Average rating: 85, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

284 bottles owned by 96 collectors.

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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.

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

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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