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1996 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Silver Oak was founded in the early 1970s by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer, a former winemaker with Christian Brothers. The founders' goal was to create exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that would be distinguished by its elegance and finesse. In most years, the wines are made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from the Alexander and Napa Valleys. The developing wine is aged 30 months in... More »

Score
90
WS 86
WA 91
IWC 89-92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2012 WA: 2000-2014 WS: 2007-2011
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IWC 89-92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 84

Deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of cassis, black plum, black cherry, roasted nuts and shoe polish. Fat and sweet, with good depth of flavor and harmonious acidity. Thick but ripe tannins coat the tongue.

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WA 91
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 132
Drink Dates 2000-2014

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, seductive, and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk. This low acid, big, spicy, lavishly wooded, chewy wine should drink well for another 10-14 years.

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WS 86
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2007-2011

Scents of dill, coconut and dried currant carry over to the palate, offering intensity and depth, yet finishing with a firm wall of tannins.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.

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Author WinoGeorge
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Tasted On 07/14/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2012
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Tasted On 02/08/2012
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Author Lasergunn
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Tasted On 12/24/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2016
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Author tasteslikechuckn
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Tasted On 05/25/2010
Drink Dates 2007-2011
This bottle was flawed

Corked

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Author rphillips26
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.872%
Tasted On 06/17/2009
Drink Dates 2014
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Author Jkbergmann
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.22%
Tasted On 04/03/2009
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Author dwdorman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.774%
Tasted On 02/22/2009

This wine was ready to drink but not past it's prime; delicate fruit, excellent balance and great with food. Finish was a bit abbreviated..

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