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Primary Notes: Cassis, Cherry, Bramble, Plum Raspberry Bay Leaf Cardamom Coconut
Secondary Notes: Cocoa, Vanilla
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 14.2
Origin & Awards
Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA
Maker: Silver Oak
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Sustainable Heavy Wood
Decanting: 2 hours
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Korean BBQ, Sake-braised short ribs, wagyu ramen
Western Food Pairing: Rack of lamb, chargrilled ribeye, slow-cooked oxtail
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is full and dense with a sweet fruit core and plenty of structure for the long haul. Ruby colour with a purple rim. Warm and inviting nose of cassis, black cherry, cocoa and cardamom. The dry, full-bodied palate has a harmonious depth and weight to it that also balances fine tannins with a bright acidity. Notes of bramble, ripe plum and a bright pop of raspberry layer with expressions of bay leaf, coconut and vanilla. Closes in a long and beautiful finish.
Fun fact: This wine has been a staple of restaurant lists nationwide for more than 45 years and is produced by the world's greenest winery.
95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.6% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.3% Petit Verdot and 0.1% Malbec. The inaugural vintage of Silver Oak's new state-of-the-art facility in Alexander Valley. Located just 10 minutes east of downtown Healdsburg in Sonoma County, Silver Oak's Alexander Valley winery was designed to frame the vineyards. The winery features panoramic views of the Alexander Valley bench and its surrounding 113-acre estate and 75 acres of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The historic property features excellent volcanic soil profiles set amidst the rolling bench lands of Northern Sonoma County.
In early 2018, the final blend was transferred to American oak barrels from the cooperage, The Oak, where it aged for 24 months in 50% new barrels. Blending before barrel ageing—a signature of Silver Oak's winemaking style—allows blends to be based on the inherent qualities of their vineyard components before oak influence.
Ageing potential: Drink through 2043
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
WILFRED WONG OF - 93 POINTS
The 2017 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers a satisfying experience from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas of black fruit, anise, dried herbs, and coconut. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)