Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 111175)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine also available as part of the Trophy Reds

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.

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About Silver Oak Alexander Valley:

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.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108913)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $57.50

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is grown on our Estate controlled vineyards, in the Oakville AVA, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Oakville District is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and produces wines that are full, lush and very elegant.

Winemaker tasting notes: The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA.

Menu suggestions: "A slab and a Cab", Dennis Groth recommends you drink his Cabernet Sauvignon with steak.

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About Groth Vineyards & Winery:

Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family owned winery producing Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. They sustainably farm 121 acres of vineyards creating a better wine for today, and for future generations.

Michael Weis, winemaker at Groth Vineyards & Winery since 1994, brings more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines to the job of nurturing the best possible expression of the vineyards.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Founded 1981 • In 1981, the Dennis and Judith purchased a 121 acre parcel in the heart of the Oakville appellation with the vision of making world class Cabernet Sauvignon.

• In 1982, they added a second vineyard of 44 acres located south of Yountville focused on Merlot and Chardonnay.

• Groth Vineyards & Winery’s first crush was in 1982.

• In 1985 the winery deserved, and needed full-time attention from Dennis and Judith. They moved their family to the Oakville property.

• The 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon received the first 100 point score from Robert Parker.

• In 1990 the winery building was completed.

• Since 1982 Groth Vineyards & Winery has established its reputation as an outstanding producer of Napa Valley Wines.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Central Coast    California   
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J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 108738)
green wine


PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine News rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Merlot, 2.5% Syrah, 1%Cabernet Franc.

A particularly dense vintage, this wine is red-purple in color with a bright hue. Aromas of black currant, plum and black cherry are lifted by a bouquet of vanilla, toasted pastry and spice from a year of barrel aging. The palate is rife with primary fruit and a broad, rich tannin structure.

Highly complimentary to a wide range of foods. Pair with a rich lasagna, roasted lamb, or a London Broil.

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About J. Lohr Winery:

Founded more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate grapes. Still guided by Jerry today, this pioneering estate vineyard program is comprised of almost 3,000 acres of vines in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this palette of world-class fruit, J. Lohr handcrafts three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. In addition to its signature brands, J. Lohr offers numerous flavorful wines under the Cypress Vineyards, ARIEL (non-alcoholic) and Painter Bridge labels.