2001 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Vinfolio | Rating: 

Drink Dates: 2005-2021
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Aging very nicely, this is smooth, supple and complex, in great drinking space. Ripe currant, wild berry, mocha, dill, cedar and tobacco are full-bodied, gaining on the finish. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2017. 30,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Author: James Laube


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

Fully mature and made in the Silver Oak style of lavishly oaked, spicy, earthy, smoky wines, the dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied 2001 exhibits a sweet, juicy, seductive, All-American, bombastic style. Although not for everybody, it will continue to drink well for another decade.

Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 195

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: cwilliams73
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/18/2012
Decanted for about 30 minutes. Nose full of leather & pencil shavings and flavors of white pepper & dried fruit. Nice legs, color with no tannins but body was very thin. Possible this one was past its prime. Disappointing.

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Author: Tim R455
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 03/21/2013
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Rating: 94
Author: Cutrx
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/25/2014

Rating: 92
Author: Scott R348
Tasted On: 11/26/2009

Rating: 90
Author: Steve M679
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/24/2013

Average rating: 91, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

4954 bottles owned by 1314 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.

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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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