Silver Oak - Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)
James Suckling 90 pts
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 97.7%, Merlot 1.3%, Petit Verdot 0.5%, Malbec 0.3%, Cabernet Franc 0.2%
Region: USA / California / Alexander Valley
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Aging: 24 months in 50% new and 50% once-used American oak barrels. After bottling is aged an additional 15 months before being released.
Color: Garnet color with a ruby red rim and bluish tint.
Nose: It has an alluring nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle and sage.
Palate: On the palate, it has a broad yet delicate entry and offers cranberry flavors. These flavors are complemented by raspberry and pluot with savory black olive characters on the mid-palate. The wine finishes with silky tannins, cedar and bramble flavors with excellent length and return.
Food pairing: Beef, game (deer, venison), lamb, poultry.