The 1991 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium to dark ruby-red color with a complex nose of rose petals, blackberries, nutmeg and ginger. It has a rich attack, a velvety mid-palate and a long fruit-filled finish with medium grip.
"Lavishly oaked, with an herb and dill edge to the currant and berry fruit. It is a rich and harmonious style, with layers of flavor. Firmly tannic, it can stand cellaring into 1998 to 2000 and still be massive. 35,000 cases made."
"This superb Cabernet producer has finally released its splendid 1991s. The 1991 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a dark ruby color, a rich, ostentatious, sweet vanillin, herb, and blackcurrant-scented nose, and gobs of rich, herb-tinged, juicy fruit, the opulent texture that Silver Oak routinely obtains. There is plenty of fat, glycerin, and alcohol in the long finish. Both wines are already delicious, and will age gracefully for 12-15 years."
The Wine Advocate