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Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $135.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA 
“This intensely delicious new 2016 vintage is the most majestic new Silver Oak release we’ve judged in the two decades of sampling this esteemed Cabernet. This upcoming release gracefully demonstrates why Silver Oak remains one of the most popular Cabernet Sauvignons in the world’s top restaurants and private cellars across America. Another robust vintage that delivers particularly intense dark fruit (a hallmark of 2016 Napa) plus a signature depth of new American oak, accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give it a hedonistic irresistibility. A statuesque Cabernet, this glorious bottling should evolve gracefully for a decade or longer. A must-have for all fans of this iconic Cabernet!” - California Wine Advisors

Winemaker Notes
“Deep ruby in color, the 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with notes of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushroom. This wine has a rich entry, depth through the mid-palate, great structure without being heavy and exceptional length on the finish. Fresh cherry flavors balanced with floral notes and a subtle hint of black pepper add a beautiful complexity. Plush tannins lend to its age-worthiness. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will show beautifully through 2040.”

Vintage Description
“The 2016 vintage was an exceptional growing year across all our vineyards, despite being the fifth consecutive year of drought in the Napa Valley. Ideal weather conditions from spring through summer created the backdrop for a vintage with a lot of potential. Mild temperatures during ripening presented plentiful fruit and provided an environment for steady and smooth development of flavors and aromatics. We saw early fall rain in October, shortly after the last of our fruit from Jump Rock Vineyard came into the winery. The expressiveness of this vintage’s generous crop resulted in a beautiful and plush wine with good balance and nice integration of tannins.”
Flavor Profile

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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA 
“This intensely delicious new 2016 vintage is the most majestic new Silver Oak release we’ve judged in the two decades of sampling this esteemed Cabernet. This upcoming release gracefully demonstrates why Silver Oak remains one of the most popular Cabernet Sauvignons in the world’s top restaurants and private cellars across America. Another robust vintage that delivers particularly intense dark fruit (a hallmark of 2016 Napa) plus a signature depth of new American oak, accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give it a hedonistic irresistibility. A statuesque Cabernet, this glorious bottling should evolve gracefully for a decade or longer. A must-have for all fans of this iconic Cabernet!” - California Wine Advisors

Winemaker Notes
“Deep ruby in color, the 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with notes of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushroom. This wine has a rich entry, depth through the mid-palate, great structure without being heavy and exceptional length on the finish. Fresh cherry flavors balanced with floral notes and a subtle hint of black pepper add a beautiful complexity. Plush tannins lend to its age-worthiness. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will show beautifully through 2040.”

Vintage Description
“The 2016 vintage was an exceptional growing year across all our vineyards, despite being the fifth consecutive year of drought in the Napa Valley. Ideal weather conditions from spring through summer created the backdrop for a vintage with a lot of potential. Mild temperatures during ripening presented plentiful fruit and provided an environment for steady and smooth development of flavors and aromatics. We saw early fall rain in October, shortly after the last of our fruit from Jump Rock Vineyard came into the winery. The expressiveness of this vintage’s generous crop resulted in a beautiful and plush wine with good balance and nice integration of tannins.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Silver Oak

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley