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Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • RP90
12.2% ABV
  • WS93
  • RP90
  • RP90
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Winemaker Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

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RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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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Silver Oak Napa Valley

Silver Oak Napa Valley

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Silver Oak Napa Valley, Napa Valley, California
1984 Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak Cellars was started in 1972 with a simple driving philosphy - to focus production on only one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. What's more, they resolved to create a wine with a style all its own: not another hard, tannic red wine requiring years of aging to enjoy, but a wine of fully developed flavors and a velvety soft texture on the day it is released for sale.

Silver Oak Cellars produces Cabernet Sauvignon from two appellations. Their Napa Valley derives its fruit from both owned and contracted vineyards, and is produced entirely at their Oakville winery. Beginning in 1994, small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot have been included in their Napa blend to add complexity and softness.

Silver Oak also produces stellar Cabernet from their Alexander Valley vineyards. A critical reason for the success of this wine, and every wine they make, has always been that they create the final blend before aging it in American oak barrels and then bottles. Over the course of four-and-a-half years, the wine’s flavors, aromas, and textures have an opportunity to meld with one another and the wood’s delicate qualities to create the kind of graceful cohesion found only in the world's most elegant wines.

Napa Valley

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The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

JDU129345_1984 Item# 129345

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