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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
(search item no. 117127)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1984 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1991 Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color with an exotic nose of blackberries, chocolate, camphor and red pepper. This wine is rich and intense with a full, velvety mouth-feel and a very long finish with some tannic grip.
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About Silver Oak Napa Valley:

Silver Oak Cellars was started in 1972 with a simple driving philosphy - to focus production on only one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. What's more, they resolved to create a wine with a style all its own: not another hard, tannic red wine requiring years of aging to enjoy, but a wine of fully developed flavors and a velvety soft texture on the day it is released for sale.

Silver Oak Cellars produces Cabernet Sauvignon from two appellations. Their Napa Valley derives its fruit from both owned and contracted vineyards, and is produced entirely at their Oakville winery. Beginning in 1994, small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot have been included in their Napa blend to add complexity and softness.

Silver Oak also produces stellar Cabernet from their Alexander Valley vineyards. A critical reason for the success of this wine, and every wine they make, has always been that they create the final blend before aging it in American oak barrels and then bottles. Over the course of four-and-a-half years, the wine’s flavors, aromas, and textures have an opportunity to meld with one another and the wood’s delicate qualities to create the kind of graceful cohesion found only in the world's most elegant wines.