Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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, reminiscent of the flavors of a berry cobbler. It has a long, fruity finish with fine grained tannins, and is a testament to exquisite ripeness at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2031.
Wine Enthusiast - "An elegant Silver Oak from this very fine vintage. It’s soft and herbal, in the way of Alexander Valley Cabernets, with tobacco, blackberry and subtle oak flavors. Drinking well now, and should age for a very long time."
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Winery
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 at our picturesque Geyserville estate, set amid the rolling hills of northern Sonoma County.
The Tudor-style estate features a massive flagstone arch that leads to a central courtyard with a fountain. High, arched glass doors open on the tasting room with its rustic stone fireplace. Designed to resemble the American oak barrels that are a signature of Silver Oak, the oak tasting bar is accented with steel barrel hoops. Beautifully etched glass doors highlight the stone-lined wine library next door, which contains an enormous oak barrel carved with the Silver Oak logo. View all Silver Oak Alexander Valley Wines
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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 Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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- 4 Stars: 6
- 3 Stars: 3
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 1
29 ratings, 7 with reviewsRJF - Corona, CA19/30/2011I might have had a bad bottle but this was terrible. I was shocked how bad it was. There was little discernible nose and the taste was astringent. We poured it out and enjoyed a bottle of Jordan Cab which confirmed the Silver Oak did not match up.55/16/2012brock mittry - Visalia, CA35/7/201244/20/2012
always reliable, perfect amount of oak.adjust88 - Huntington Station, NY43/18/201253/17/2012The 2007 Silver Oak is another great Cabs from one of the leaders in Napa. The Silver Oak style is unique and the 2007 didnt disappoint.Meteorlady - Renton, WA33/14/2012
- Big & Bold
I collected Sliver Oak during the 1980's and it was beautiful. Especially the Alexander Valley. This release is worth about $39.00 per bottle. It's soft and smooth, but has a watery quality. They need their original winemaker back.MSJ617 - Miami Beach, FL53/2/2012Kenton Chow - San Jose, CA52/14/201252/2/201251/6/2012IB - San Diego, CA512/25/2011511/17/2011Laid it downGabriela Saldivar - Fairfield, IA510/2/2011LOVE it... do smooth and very good.bones - Cleves, OH49/7/2011hang time - Delray Beach, FL39/6/2011nice bold cabernet. lots of fruit yet good tanins. i had the 2006 vintage. i'd peg a price at 40$ rather than 60$ where it cannot compete with other 60$ napa cabs like caymus and larkmead. just my 2c.mcarlson - Duluth, MN58/25/2011David Montalvo - Selden, NY58/22/2011island dweller - Bainbridge Island, WA48/21/2011island dweller - Bainbridge Island, WA58/21/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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