Oak Grove

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Yeah, what can I say. Nice wine for sure, but for some reason when I see the Silver Oak label my expectations rise. Realizing this is the Alexander Valley version. But 2011! Thirteen years old. Still rather single note, strong oak tannins still overshadowed what maybe underneath it. A bit disappointed I am afraid. We pulled it out with my first ever Tomahawk ribeye… so yeah. — 18 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Ted, Skip and 2 others liked this

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Well-balanced. Slight hint of oak and black pepper. — 14 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Rich black fruits, oak and leather aromas; softened but present acid and tannins, the fruit is more tart on the palate, lighter in body while being rich flavored. — 23 days ago

Byron, David and 5 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Flight #3 of our 1997 Retrospective. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. Wine #3 was vinous and in great shape. The only wine in the group that showed stronger notes of coconut and vanilla than the others. Called Silver Oak. Drink now and through 2030. — 21 days ago

Shay, Tom and 4 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Crimeny...27 years later and the oak still hasn't settled down. Grrr...

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

100% tempranillo, aged in oak for 2 years. Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, spice and herb notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry with notes of oak and black pepper notes. Fine soft tannins, great balance with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, vanilla, oak and slight earthy spice character. Will age short term! — 3 days ago

Dawn, Juan and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, rest Graciano and Mazuelo, aged 5 years in American oak, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe jammy fruits, spice and tobacco notes, resulting from a warm dry growing season. On the palate flavors of ripe plum, blueberry and ripe cherry with spice, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine big rustic tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and leather notes. Nice! — 21 days ago

Vino, Tom and 7 others liked this

Sequoia Grove

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Oak balanced US CS, black currant, vanilla from American oak 19 @12800, Pieroth, 240120 — a month ago

Oak Ridge Winery

OZV Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

Dark maroon color. Jammy and fruit forward but not sweet - dark cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, warm spice. Medium body with smooth mouth feel and soft tannins. Paired well with homemade pizza (pepperoni, roasted mushrooms, onions and basil). Will make a very nice table wine - planning to pick up several bottles for upcoming family reunion! — 22 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2020

A. R.
9.2

Good wine, QPR questionable. Red/black fruit, some unresolved oak, good acid, high tannin. Needs 5+ years. Great finish. Good with red meat. — 22 days ago

Hermes, Andrew and 9 others liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Luminus Oak Knoll District Chardonnay

Medium body, smooth, low acidity, long finish — 2 months ago