Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 99995
  • W&S92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beautifully expresses the full aromatic ripeness of this exemplary vintage. It is full bodied and yet refined, and consistent in its color, aroma, palate and finish. It has a dark garnet color and a nose of black cherry, clove, cinnamon, lavender and licorice. It is seamless on the palate with a solid core of berry fruit, velvety tannins and excellent length. With proper cellaring it should give drinking pleasure through 2032.

Critical Acclaim

"A classic Alexander Valley cabernet, this is dark and cedary, and as smooth as velvet. The tannins last, built on black cherry-skin flavor and earthy, root-vegetable notes. With time, that black cherry flavor should become more prominent, balancing the wines earthy complexities. Drink this over the next several years with anything meaty, from duck and game birds to steak."
92 Points

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SurgPA05 - Irving, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I tasted this Vintage of the Alexander Valley offering in December of 2009. Not nearly as fruit forward as the 2004 with big boozy flavor upfront with only 30 min of decanting but evened out after about 2hrs. I recommend laying this one down another 2 yrs minimum to allow it to balance the acid, alcohol and tannins then it should drink very well. Otherwise typical silver oak flavors or dark fruit, leather, graphite and young oak. Ive always preferred the Alexander to the Napa because of the more subtle flavor profile but this one smacks you around a little at first...drink in 2011 and decant for at least an hour and I bet it will have balanced very nicely.
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(5/29/2011)
Iver & Christine brought this to the beach in 2010 and it was delicious.
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Dennis K. - Smithtown, NY (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
Silver Oak rocks! Alexander Value is a better deal than the Napa, with near equal quality
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Great wine is meant to be savored with family and friends. This belief is at the heart of Silver Oak Cellars, where we have crafted extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon for over 35 years. Designed to be deliciously drinkable from the day it is released, Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon grows more supple and luxurious over time. Silver Oak's Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is produced...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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