Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
James Suckling 90 pts
Robert Parker 93 pts
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 11.6%, Cabernet Franc 6.7%, Petit Verdot 2.1%, Malbec 1.6%
Region: USA / California / Napa Valley
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Aging: 24 months in 84% new American oak and 16% one-used American oak barrels. Aged for an additional 20 months in bottle before being released.
Color: An opaque crimson color with a purplish hue.
Nose: The alluring nose draws you in with notes of cassis, black cherry, pipe tobacco, salted caramel, cocoa beans and fresh strawberry.
Palate: This full-bodied wine enters with a depth of flavor and offers mouth-coating, velvety tannins and flavors of cream soda and red fruit. Black currant and vanilla notes crescendo through the palate to the lengthy finish.
Food pairing: Beef, game (deer, venison), lamb, mature and hard cheese, poultry.