1996 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of cassis, black plum, black cherry, roasted nuts and shoe polish. Fat and sweet, with good depth of flavor and harmonious acidity. Thick but ripe tannins coat the tongue. (ST92-89)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc .5% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous complex nose of cedar spice box cherries jammy plums and cassis. The... The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc .5% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous complex nose of cedar spice box cherries jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy medium to full-bodied seductive and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk. This low acid big spicy lavishly wooded chewy wine should drink well for another 10-14 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1996

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.