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1997 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
93
IWC 90
WS 89
WA 94
Drink Dates
WA: 2000-2015 WS: 2001-2009
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 102

(includes 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot) Deep ruby-red, with faint amber at the rim. Deeply pitched aromas of currant, tobacco, mocha, bitter chocolate, game, oak char and cigar box; strong element of sweet roasted wood. Sweeter and richer than the Alexander Valley bottling; has more mid-palate stuffing to buffer its firm spine of acidity. Just a whiff of herbs in the mouth. Finishes quite long, with broad tannins reaching the teeth. Complex and satisfying.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 132
Drink Dates 2000-2015

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine has a flamboyant nose of fruitcake, licorice, Asian spice, black currants, and toasty wood. Deep, opulent, viscous, intense, chewy, and thick, it is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon made in an all-American oak lovers' style. It should drink well for 12-15 years.

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WS 89
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2001-2009

Smooth and polished, with rich currant, dill, cedar and cherry fruit. Turns complex, with fine, well-integrated tannins, finishing with persistent flavors. 17,000 cases made.

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Author ChrisMus
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.873%
Tasted On 10/18/2013
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Author 19th Hole Vineyard
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Site / Blog http://www.19thholevineyard.com  Trust Rating 97.674%
Tasted On 06/06/2010

Opened in June of 2010 after cellaring in perfect conditions since 2000. Massive cedar box on the nose and palette. No browning to be seen at all. Outside of the cedar wood, good fruit still to be found. Currants and cherries, with a little dustiness. Would consume this in the next couple of years before it starts going down.

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Author Joe McD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 0%
Tasted On 11/25/2009
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Author Dave1042
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Tasted On 11/08/2009

Very good now, should be outstanding in a few years

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Author Pipsqueak
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.182%
Tasted On 10/24/2009

Dark garnet color and a concentrated nose of cassis, roasting coffee, chocolate, violets and sandalwood. Lush with a full body and a long, fruity intense finish.

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Author Jkbergmann
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.22%
Tasted On 04/03/2009
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Author Rmann
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.143%
Tasted On 03/01/2009

Great vintage - great oak flavors, mild tannins. Ready to be consumed, smooth finish.

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