2005 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L

  • IWC 91

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Good deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of cassis licorice game tobacco leaf and subtle brown spices. Velvety-sweet and deep with hints of tobacco leaf mint and herbs giving definition to the middle palate. Nicely bright but... Good deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of cassis licorice game tobacco leaf and subtle brown spices. Velvety-sweet and deep with hints of tobacco leaf mint and herbs giving definition to the middle palate. Nicely bright but youthfully tight wine finishing with broad tannins. Carrying a moderate 13.5% alcohol. Still tight but then this won't be released until next winter. Incidentally following Silver Oak's purchase of a vineyard in Soda Canyon in 1999 this wine now relies less on contract fruit.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2005

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.