NEW RELEASE! While many wineries with Silver Oak’s track record and feverish demand are content to rest on their laurels and coast, this Oakville institution has invested millions in making their flagship Napa wine better than ever—and it shows in their terrific 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet.
This is a vintage to stock up on, even more open and approachable than usual, due to a slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend. It boasts aromas and flavors of coconut, candied huckleberry, black cherry, spicy mocha, and Chambord. It’s a classic! Act fast though—this wine sells out handily each year!
There are few wineries in California that embody the pioneering spirit of Napa Valley better than Silver Oak. Founded in 1972, Ray Duncan went all-in with Cabernet Sauvignon early in the game, and the rest, as they say, is history. This mighty oak's roots run deep, and have helped this family-owned winery stand tall and strong amidst Napa's constant winds of change. While many wineries with Silver Oak’s track record and sales volume are content to rest on their laurels and coast, this Oakville institution is relentlessly pursuing perfection anew. They’re doing it primarily in the vineyard, modifying their vineyard practices to ensure that every grape is optimally ripe before it enters the winery. They even have a machine that rolls through the vineyard, scanning and measuring the diameter of emerging shoots in order to map vine vigor (and therefore determine irrigation and pruning needs). That’s pretty intense. The results speak for themselves.