1994 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml

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WA 93   WS 89   IWC 88   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals a provocative nose of tobacco, black cherries, cloves, fruitcake, and spice. Some plum and raspberry fruit also emerges on the palate. This is a hedonistic, sexy, seductive, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with low acidity, and loads of toasty oak. It will be a huge crowd pleaser when released next year. It should show well for at least 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 1997-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 114

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Combines ripe, rich, complex fruit with a sense of finesse and harmony. The core of anise, currant, sage and cedar unfolds to reveal more depth and complexity. Finishes with a long, satisfying aftertaste. Drink now through 2006. 39,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 1998-2006
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

Bright red-ruby color. Black cherry, chocolate, minerals and tarry, smoky oak on the nose. Supple, oaky and pliant, with ripe, moderately deep berry flavors complicated by notes of leather and tobacco. The tannins are slightly dry but the wine is already quite approachable.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 81

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: breck
Tasted On: 07/10/2010

Rating: 90
Author: Rutiger
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/24/2012

Rating: 90
Author: Walter
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/15/2014

Rating: 89
Author: jacques
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 08/21/2011
Drink Dates: 2000-2015
The eucalyptus is gone but a fine albeit somewhat aging typical califonia cab.

Rating: 89
Author: Bryon
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/24/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2011
Drank with the McDougall's on Christmas Eve. The wine has definately lost a lot, slightly brown on the edge. Weight as light and flavors were dim. Somewhat disappointing from a magnum sized bottle but is was 18 years old. Should have had it 10 years ago.

Average rating: 90, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2199 bottles owned by 688 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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