1996 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L

  • WA 92
  • IWC 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
The dark ruby-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a pronounced smoky espresso bean and kirsch-scented nose. Round dense rich full-bodied and open-knit its low acid flavors are undeniably appealing... The dark ruby-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a pronounced smoky espresso bean and kirsch-scented nose. Round dense rich full-bodied and open-knit its low acid flavors are undeniably appealing. Black olives make an appearance in the wine's aromatics as it sits in the glass. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1999
Ripe aromas of cherry dark chocolate tar and mint. Less dense than the '97 but shows the baby fat of the vintage...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Alexander Valley
Vintage 1996

Label

Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects over forty years of winemaking in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, a delicious and seamless expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from this historic California wine region made famous by the varietal. A blend of multiple vineyard sites including the Red Tail, Miraval and Geyserville Estate vineyards, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon gains complexity through the varied terroir found across Alexander Valley’s hillsides, benchlands and valley floor. With exuberant dark fruit flavors and a rich and generous mid-palate, their Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is released six months ahead of their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as its approachable, fruit-forward profile lends itself to earlier enjoyment.

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.