1986 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1996
Shows the same exotic oak and spice character of the Bonny's Vineyard bottling but is a shade less concentrated and perhaps more elegant. Features lots of complex flavors ranging from plum and black cherry to dill and... Shows the same exotic oak and spice character of the Bonny's Vineyard bottling but is a shade less concentrated and perhaps more elegant. Features lots of complex flavors ranging from plum and black cherry to dill and spice. Finishes with smooth tannins.--1986 California Cabernet horizontal. 3500 cases made. (JL)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1996
There was no controversy over the 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. It exhibited significantly less of the fruitcake cedar herb component of the 1986 Alexander Valley and more of the classic blackcurrant tobacco toasty... There was no controversy over the 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. It exhibited significantly less of the fruitcake cedar herb component of the 1986 Alexander Valley and more of the classic blackcurrant tobacco toasty oak personality. Rich and fleshy with a deeper garnet color containing less orange and amber at the edge this full-bodied lush concentrated wine was hedonistic voluptuously-textured thick and juicy. While the 1986 Alexander Valley requires consumption over the next several years the 1986 Napa Valley will drink well for another 7-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1986

Label

Silver Oak’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a legendary wine from an iconic wine region, crafted with a single-minded focus on Cabernet excellence. The highest caliber fruit is sourced from three sustainably-farmed vineyards of different soil types, each contributing to the wine’s balance and complexity: Soda Canyon Vineyard with its deep, cobbly volcanic soils; Jump Rock Vineyard with its red, rocky soils; and Navone Vineyard with gravelly-loamy soils. Using an extended aging process, delicious wines are created that are eminently drinkable upon release.

Winery

Silver Oak Cellars

Silver Oak Cellars was founded in 1972 by entrepreneur Raymond T. Duncan and winemaker Justin Meyer with one vision: the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, they have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from their Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries.

Both the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are blends, made from grapes grown in both wineries’ estate vineyards as well as growers’ vineyards in each region. The two wines have always been separate and distinct, consistently representing the very best of their respective appellations.

After selecting Daniel Baron to succeed him as winemaker in 1994, Justin sold his share of Silver Oak to the Duncan family in 2001. The family continues to carry Ray and Justin’s vision forward, building a new, ideal winery after a fire devastated their Oakville property. The new winery, opened for harvest in 2008, is a symbol of the tradition of excellence and continuous improvement established by Silver Oak’s founders many years ago.