1999 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89-92

(with 8% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 3% petit verdot) Rich, full nose combines roasted currant, cedar, spice box, chocolate mint, coconut and smoky oak, along with a lightly leafy quality. The lushest and fullest wine of this tasting, with the most harmonious combination of fruit and acidity. Dense but firm and nicely delineated. Finishes with fine, spreading tannins that coat the mouth and teeth.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Dill, lavender and mocha scents are followed by a trace of coconut and layers of spicy currant, herb, sage and plum flavors. Very rich and concentrated. Impeccably balanced, with a long, persistent aftertaste that keeps echoing fruit and oak. Some will find the oak excessive, others just the Silver Oak signature. 20,091 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2012
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Tusa David
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 01/07/2010

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Rating: 94
Author: Cutrx
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/24/2011

0 of 2 people found this review useful.


Rating: 93
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/04/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2014
Deep dark ruby red, smooth mouthfeel, wonderful integrated tannins with a forever finish. This wine is at its prime. This is a very good wine. YANKEES WIN WORLD SERIES

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 90
Author: will1408
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/20/2015
Drink Dates: 2011-2014

Rating: 90
Author: Divit
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/25/2011
So-So. The Napa variety.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Average rating: 89, based on 7 reviews
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2547 bottles owned by 849 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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