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Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Fruit-forward with a big structure
  • $299.00

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Primary Notes: Cassis Raspberry, Cherry Pepper Coconut Violet

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Shiitake mushrooms

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 14.5

Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA

Maker: Silver Oak

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: Sustainable, Vegan Heavy Wood

Awards: >90

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

Description

Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby colour. Opulent aromas of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushrooms. Rich on the palate, showcasing incredible depth, plush tannins and great structure. Beautiful complexity as fresh cherry and violet florals balance with subtle hints of black pepper.

Fun fact:

The allure of California’s premier wine region proving irresistible, Silver Oak Napa Valley was first produced in 1979. 

78.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.3% Petit Verdot and 0.3% Malbec. The fruit comes from vineyards representing a range of geographies and microclimates throughout Napa Valley. Since 1999, Soda Canyon Ranch has been the wine’s backbone, often accompanied by fruit from Silver Oak's Jump Rock Vineyard, as well as Navone Vineyard, a partner grower of more than 40 years. Soda Canyon Ranch’s dependability and versatility stems from its unique location at the intersection of four sub-AVAs: Atlas Peak, Oak Knoll District, Stags Leap District and Coombsville. This site boasts a diversity of volcanic soil formations, ranging from rocky, shallow deposits where Cabernet Sauvignon thrives to more fertile, clay-bearing soils that nurture Merlot. Fruit from this site provides a “chewy” textural component to the blend. The Atlas Peak and Oak Knoll District AVAs house vineyards that also play critical parts in the blend. Recent vintages have furthered explorations of the valley, yielding small amounts of incredible fruit from the hills above Rutherford, Diamond Mountain and Mt. Veeder with promising results.

The wine ages for 24 months in American oak barrels, 50% new.

Ageing potential: Drink through 2040.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 WILFRED WONG OF  - 94 POINTS

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The 2016 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon comes to the fore with plenty of persistence and oomph. TASTING NOTES: This shows up with generous aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, dill, coconut, and oak. Enjoy its beautifully appointed richness with a grilled ribeye topped with fresh rosemary sprigs. (Tasted: November 11, 2020, San Francisco, CA)