Silver Oak

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

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Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"This full-bodied, classic expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet in a cool vintage has a bright ruby-red color with purple undertones. The nose exudes aromas of black cherry, cedar and black olives. On the palate, its dried herb, cocoa and lavender flavors are framed by dusty tannins and a savory

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Wilfred Wong of Wine 94 "Early Silver Oak wines—the winery's first vintage in 1972 produced a mere 1,100 cases—were often quite adventurous. Always exciting those vintages, over four decades ago were sometimes up and down, and far from the polished product that the wine is today. Over the past

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a story of elegance. With the 2013 vintage, the winery has produced one of their best wines to date from this AVA. This wine explodes with alluring and beautiful ripe berries, dried herbs, with an accent of coconut (from the winery's

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
" Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon artfully combines the classic elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California. It displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet driven by fruity aromas of blackberry liqueur. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses. These

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Our 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a lively and full-bodied expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from an exceptional vintage. It has a lovely garnet color and opens with aromas of black currant, orange zest and raspberry. These aromas are framed by nuanced notes of vanilla,

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
A fragrant nose of dark cassis and baking spices. On the palate, abundant flavors of rich mountain berries, blackberries, spicy oak, and hints of leather intertwine beautifully with the wine's mouth-coating texture. The silky finish is generous and long.

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, elegant expression of this classic appellation from a cooler vintage. It has a deep garnet color and an enticing nose of cassis liqueur, blueberry coulis, tobacco, tarragon and roasting coffee. The seamless palate starts with a berry-laden attack,

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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"Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark garnet color and a rich, complex nose of boysenberry, truffles, sandalwood and allspice. It has a great attack, a silky mid-palate and a very long finish with grainy tannins."

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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" Our 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, elegant expression of this classic appellation from a cooler vintage. It has a deep garnet color and an enticing nose of cassis liqueur, blueberry coulis, tobacco, tarragon and roasting coffee. The seamless palate starts with a berry-laden

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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" Our 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a ripe, rich, layered, yet elegant wine. It has a dark, ruby color and a complex nose of cassis jam, mocha, violets and nutmeg. On the palate, the wine has a delectable berry-laden entry and a rich, mouth-coating mid-palate. The tannins are beautifully

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich full-bodied wine with great tannic structure and mouth-feel. It has a garnet color and a nose of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, sandalwood and a hint of roasting meat. On the palate, it is mouth-coating and incredibly rich in

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 " It’s easy to see why Silver Oak remains so popular with the restaurant crowd. It’s made in a more restrained style than many other Napa Cabs. There’s plenty of berry and currant fruit as well as oak, but it’s accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give the wine an earthiness.

Silver Oak Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 1.5L
" Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full, reminiscent of

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Review: 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. - S.H.  " Our 2008

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91  Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 12 Bright dark red. Complex, lively aromas of cherry, licorice, chocolate, tobacco leaf and spices. A juicy, spicy midweight with excellent tension and finesse to its youthfully imploded fruit, spice and chocolatey oak flavors.

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 6.0L
"Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full,

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 3.0L
"Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full,

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 1.5L
" Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full,

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"A good wine, with jammy Cabernet flavors of blackberries, cassis and savory spices. Its fairly low in alcohol, with a brisk, clean scour, but tannic and astringent. Feels immature even at the age of (7/1/2011)

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 1.5L
Wine Enthuasist 92 "Not clear if this is a long-term ager, but you definitely want to give it a good decanting of at least four hours. You should even pour the glasses and let them stand for an hour. The interaction with oxygen with open the wine up and allow it to express its herbal, soft

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Wine Enthuasist 92 "Not clear if this is a long-term ager, but you definitely want to give it a good decanting of at least four hours. You should even pour the glasses and let them stand for an hour. The interaction with oxygen with open the wine up and allow it to express its herbal, soft

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
" Our 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a profound, fruit-driven wine from a great California vintage. It has a dark ruby color with a purple edge and an inviting nose of ripe black plum, blackberry, baking spices and soy sauce. On the palate, the wine is rich and full,

Silver Oak 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "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.

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 3.0L
"Tight, tannic and full-bodied, with chewy cedar, dried currant, sage and herbal notes. Gains complexity despite the chewy tannins and may reward short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2015. 74,000 cases made. " ~ Wine Spectator

Silver Oak 'Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
89  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose, with a less exaggerated oak element despite the fact that this was aged in 95% new American barrels. Not particularly sweet, but the mid-palate offers better grip and lift than the 2004, with laid-back