Our 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines elegance
and depth in a balanced expression of this classic California vintage.
It has a dark ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of
sandalwood, cedar, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
On the palate, it is extremely rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of
concentrated fruit and spice with a slight tannic grip. This wine is remarkable
in how it continues to evolve in the glass over the course of a meal. It has
great maturity of aromas and tannins at moderate alcohol. With proper
cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2033.
"Bright dark red. Complex, lively aromas of cherry, licorice, chocolate, tobacco leaf and spices. A juicy, spicy midweight with excellent tension and finesse to its youthfully imploded fruit, spice and chocolatey oak flavors. A very successful offering from Silver Oak, finishing with substantial dusty tannins, noteworthy length and a light touch. Aged for a full two years in 100% new American oak, but the oak element is not at all overbearing."
International Wine Cellar
Big & Bold
At the winery tasting in Sept. 2011, the wine showed strength of character but youthful elegance, should only get more sophisticated with time.