1992 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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Drink Dates: 1995-2006
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The deeper purple-colored 1992 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which is being released in February, 1997, does not exhibit any of the Alexander Valley's herbaceous side. It offers more of the classic blackcurrant, cedar character. There is plenty of high quality, sexy, smoky oak in the nose to go along with copious quantities of jammy black fruits. Full-bodied, with a creamy texture, and a sweet, expansive, chewy mid-section, this dense, exceptionally rich 1992 will provide gorgeous drinking for 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 1996-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 108

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Dark, intense, complex and concentrated, with rich, dill-scented chocolate, currant and blackberry fruit. Well-focused, with softening tannins and a firm tannic backbone.--'92 California Cabernet retrospective. 8,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2006
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: volunteer
Trust Rating: 0
Tasted On: 02/27/2011
Lucky Chuky sherry likes it smooth nose

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Rating: 92
Author: rphulse
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/19/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2014
Aged fairly well - very supple, smooth and well balacned. Enjoyed it for our 20th wedding anniversary.

Average rating: 92, based on 5 reviews
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914 bottles owned by 383 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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