2019 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L

$424.95
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Embark on an exclusive journey with the limited 2019 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Immerse yourself in its enchanting black cherry and huckleberry aromas, adorned with delightful floral notes. Only a few fortunate wine enthusiasts can experience this rare gem. Don't miss out—secure your bottle now for an unparalleled tasting adventure! Elevate your moments with the exquisite and limited Silver Oak magic.

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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.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Laura Oskwarek & Nate Weis
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
24 months
Oak Treatment:
100% American Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
76.61% Cabernet Sauvignon 18.13% Merlot 2.56% Cabernet Franc 2.32% Petit Verdot 0.38% Malbec
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1053309
Size:
1.5 Liter Bottle

JS97

James Suckling

This structured and concentrated wine is spot on for the vintage. It’s very dense in color and aroma, saturated with ultra dark chocolate, graphite and blueberries on a firm texture of taut tannins that will need time to evolve. Aged in 85 to 90 percent new American oak barrels.

DC96

Decanter

The 2019 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet shows a deep, ruby colour. It is a beautifully compact wine that delivers complex and nuanced aromas of Bing cherry and black raspberry with tobacco, currant leaf, and cedarwood laced with dried sage. Focused and linear on the medium to full-bodied palate, showing expressive dark berry character and exotic oak spices with a firm backbone of fine-grained structured tannins. Cool raspberry, cherry, and blackberry fruit are perfectly represented, and the lengthy finish is crisp, lively, and energetic. No doubt, this is one to cellar. Exhaustive oak seasoning experiments led by winemaker Nate Weis resulted in the discovery that the American oak they age Silver Oak in when seasoned for 24 months and toasted for 90 minutes, marks the point at which the oak imparts more vanillin character and delivers better tannin integration. By contrast, the 2018 vintage was aged in American oak, seasoned for 16 months and toasted for 60 minutes. Weis explains that their experiments showed that underseasoned American oak imparts a dill character, while overseasoning results in coconutty notes, but finding a sweet spot delivers that vanillian quality winemakers look for in French oak. Taste the 2018 and 2019s side by side if you can, and note the subtle differences and shift to a more savoury profile in the 2019 vintage, with a very precise integration of oak tannin. It will be exciting to follow their progression in the cellar and see how subsequent vintages shape up in healthy and challenging harvest years.