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2001 Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Sonoma - Alexander Valley - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Alexander 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
91
WS 88
IWC 89
WA 90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2003-2010 WA: 2005-2015 WS: 2011-2014
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IWC 89
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120

($60) Medium-deep red. Exotic American oak tones of bourbon, coconut and cocoa butter dominate the nose. Then fat, lush, suave and dry, with no excess weight. Impressive more for its mid-palate texture than its fruit. Most complex today on the back end, which features broad, fine tannins and notes of cherry, candied raspberry, milk chocolate, espresso and bourbon. A very good vintage for this bottling.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 157
Drink Dates 2005-2015

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (by the way, all of the Alexander Valley offerings are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a big, sweet, oaky nose and a seductive panoply of spices from cedarwood to plum pudding and fruitcake notes. It is a sexy, sensual, broad, flavorful Cabernet lacking serious depth, but offering attractive fruit, plenty of ripeness, and a big wallop of American oak. Drink it over the next decade.

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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2014

Aromas of zucchini bread and fruitcake (in a good way), with a ginger-, dill- and dried-fruit spiciness. Smooth in texture, firming on the finish and starting to dry out, so best to pop the cork soon. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2014. 60,000 cases made

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Author Boris F
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Tasted On 12/10/2013
Drink Dates 2010-2018
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Author Anon
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Tasted On 05/02/2012
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Author Gfalls
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 04/23/2012

2001 to 2012 it may have been past it's prime. A bit flat on the fruit notes, it was a nice wine just nothing special.

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Author rphillips26
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.872%
Tasted On 07/22/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2015
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Author MEP
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Tasted On 07/03/2010
Drink Dates 2010
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 99.048%
Tasted On 09/13/2009
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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.566%
Tasted On 06/29/2009
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Author jkrier
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.876%
Tasted On 04/25/2009
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Author cloudon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.986%
Tasted On 12/30/2008

Had along with a 99 silver oak and the 01 was by far the winner. Still possesed stong fruit character and silky tannins that leave you wanting more. If you like the oak profile and lush fruit then you will enjoy this

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Author Peter C207
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 12/29/2008

Excellent, well balanced - tannins & fruit softened from purchase

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Author Sharon K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.296%
Tasted On 12/28/2008
Drink Dates 2003-2009

smooth, delicate balance but full bodied. Excellent at Flemings steak house

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Author Edward T707
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.226%
Tasted On 10/11/2008
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Author Freelen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/28/2008
Drink Dates 2003-2009

Don't wait too much longer on this lithe CA cabernet or you'll likely lose the freshness of fruit that remains. Dark fruits have matured into lighter ones, but most noted in my notes was the balance . Tannins are soft and the wine is not over-oaked.

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