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COMMENTARY: The 2016 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon started as an elusive entity before rising to the occasion and displaying its charms. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers red and black currants and oak in its aromas and flavors. It stays focused and vibrant on the palate before finishing with a razor-sharp and bright fruit aftertaste. Pair it with a lightly-seasoned, grilled ribeye. ~ Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
The 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with a magenta rim. It has an enticing nose of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, sage and spearmint. Upon entry, this wine builds from potpourri and bramble to a bright pop of raspberry on the mid-palate. A juicy finish with chewy tannins and a medium length, it will provide drinking pleasure through 2042 with proper cellaring. ~ Winemaker Notes
Blend: 94.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlo, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.4% Malbec
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Silver Oak Cellars is a family-owned, California winery dedicated to producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak was established in 1972 by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer. It is currently operated by Ray's sons David Duncan, who serves as the President and CEO, and his brother, Tim Duncan, who serves as Executive Vice President. Silver Oak has two wineries; one in Oakville in the Napa Valley and one in Geyserville in the Alexander Valley. The Duncan Family also established Twomey Cellars in 1999, named after Ray Duncan's mother, where they produce Pinot noir, Merlot and Sauvignon blanc. Twomey has wineries in Calistoga and Healdsburg.
In 2007, the ColoradoBiz cited Silver Oak as one of a dozen California wineries which "have reached cult status" for its Cabernet Sauvignon production and occupies an "important niche in California's wine industry