Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1984
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Alcohol By Volume: 12.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
The 1984 Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has a ruby-red color with brown edges. It has a nose of black plum, coffee and roasted red peppers. This wine has a light to medium body with a tart medium length finish.
"Tasted twice in the last eight months, this wine was one of the superstars at one of the tastings, and the most controversial wine at the other. In the most recent tasting the wine revealed an intense, olive, herbal, minty component accompanied by exotic, over-ripe, jammy, cassis, and black-cherry fruit. It is lavishly oaked, full-bodied, and concentrated, but the intense herbaceousness often possessed by the Bonny's Vineyard cuvee puts some tasters off. Although this is a controversial wine, it remains youthful, exuberant, and distinctive."
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