Since their first vintage in 1972, Silver Oak has produced unfailingly stellar Napa Valley Cabernet. While many wineries with such feverish demand are content to rest on their laurels, this Oakville institution has invested millions in ensuring their flagship Napa wine just keeps getting better. 2015 is a vintage to stock up on, low yields mean rich concentration and flavor, but less availability. It boasts aromas and flavors of strawberry, cigar and tea leaves plus a touch of black pepper and clove, with lush silky tannins to finish. Act fast —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.