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2005 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (in double magnum)
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Silver Oak Winery
About Silver Oak Cellars

Prestigious and fashionable, Silver Oak produces only two wines, its Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are medium-bodied and smooth, with exotic suggestions of bourbon, cocoa butter and chocolate from the American oak barrels in which they are aged for 30 months or longer.

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2005 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (in double magnum)

Producer: Silver Oak Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Alexander Valley

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2009

($70) Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose, with a less exaggerated oak element despite the fact that this was aged in 95% new American barrels. Not particularly sweet, but the mid-palate offers better grip and lift than the 2004, with laid-back flavors of currant, plum and tobacco leaf. Finishes with substantial, slightly dry tannins and good persistence. Incidentally, the production of this wine was increased in the early part of this decade and is now in the 75,000 case range.

82 Points | Wine Spectator

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