Yes, it is Worth the Price – Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Oak Cellars

Silver Oak Cellars

Located in the Napa Valley of Northern California is the Silver Oak Winery.  They produce the best Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted; it has been their specialty for over 35 years. 

Raymond Twomey Duncan first visited the Napa Valley in the late 1960’s, it seduced him as it does everyone who goes there and he began investing in vineyards throughout the Napa and Alexander Valleys.  Justin Meyer, a winemaker from Christian Brothers, agreed to help Duncan in 1972 under the condition they raise the standards of California wine and they certainly have succeeded.  Meyer has since left but Daniel H. Baron was selected as his replacement.

Silver Oak Cellars devotes all of their attention to only Cabernet Sauvignon, and from the day of release it is ready to be enjoyed.  The wine is a blend of Bordeaux varietals and Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Current releases:

2005 Napa Valley

.  80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
.  Available in 750 ml bottle, 1.5L Magnum, 3L Double magnum and 6L Imperial
.  Released February 6, 2010
.  750ml $100.00

This wine has a complex nose of black pepper, soy, wild game, truffles and boysenberry with a dark garnet color.  It has a silky feel on the palate and a long finish with a slight tannic grip.  Correctly stored it should be enjoyable through 2032.

2005 Alexander Valley

.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
.  Available in 750 ml bottle, 1.5L Magnum, 3L Double magnum and 6L Imperial
.  Released August 1, 2009 
. 750ml $70.00

Full-bodied with a dark garnet color and a nose of licorice, lavender, cinnamon, clove and black cherry.  Seamless on the palate it has an excellent length, velvety tannins and a solid core of berry fruits.  With the right storage it should be delicious through 2032.