Being a HUGE Bordeaux style of wine lover I have to go to Silver Oak every time I visit Napa Valley. This winery makes only Cabernet Sauvignon, from both Napa Valley and Alexander Valley, and they do so perfectly. One is hard pressed to find a Cabernet Sauvignon that is as rich and drinkable as Silver Oak’s.
I do not have words to describe to you the wines that Silver Oak produces and of their unparalleled estate. Located in the heart of Napa, CA this winery could not be anymore gorgeous and their wine any better tasting. If you ever have a chance to try their wines as they are in many restaurants and shops around the world…please treat yourself! You will not regret it. Fermented in 100% American Oak Barrels their wines are laid down for numerous years before release creating a rich, smooth flavor that is so hard for me to pass up (so I don’t! haha)
2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- I picked up oaky smells with flavors of raspberries and coffee. – $110
2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- On the nose I got cassis, truffle, and violet but I tasted lots of fruits and spices. This is one of my favorite vintages from them! – $135
2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- I picked up smells of wood and blackberry with a mouth of moderate tannins and berries. – $90
Photography by Janell
For more on our trip to Silver Oak visit Amanda at The South Coast Movement