2008 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • W&S 94
  • WE 91

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$59.94

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Reg: $64.94

$59.94

This product is
out of stock

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W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, December 2012
Like a savory claret pumped up on performance-enhancing California climate this is nuanced and relatively austere for all its bold plummy fruit. The supple richness of tannins lends it textural finesse the quality of... Like a savory claret pumped up on performance-enhancing California climate this is nuanced and relatively austere for all its bold plummy fruit. The supple richness of tannins lends it textural finesse the quality of Silver Oak that may be most responsible for its legend. The alcohol is finely integrated so as to be imperceptible. Still youthfully floral this will age with grace.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, December 2012
This lovely wine shows the soft tannins and herbaceousness you often find in Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. That dried herb taste accompanies blackberry and black currant fruit. It's classic Silver Oak dry and... This lovely wine shows the soft tannins and herbaceousness you often find in Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. That dried herb taste accompanies blackberry and black currant fruit. It's classic Silver Oak dry and elegant. Drink now-2016.
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, July 2012
Medium violet core with a ruby rim. This Silver Oak release will definitely appeal to those who appreciate a bit more finesse. The nose exudes lovely aromas of fresh-cut herbs black cherry and cassis with a ripple of... Medium violet core with a ruby rim. This Silver Oak release will definitely appeal to those who appreciate a bit more finesse. The nose exudes lovely aromas of fresh-cut herbs black cherry and cassis with a ripple of raspberry bitter chocolate spice and an attractive underlying savoriness towards the end. The medium-to-full bodied palate glides with silky if slightly grippy tannins surrounded by a plush sweet core of fruit. Finishes with a cool vein of acidity and a polished licorice and cedar-tinged note. Drinking deliciously now this has the structure to continue to evolve over the next decade.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2008

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.