Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4180 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

78% Cab Sauv, 12% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, deep Ruby, concentrated youthful aromas, ripe black fruit, subtle nutty spice & creamy chocolate. Aged 24 months, 85% new & 15% 1-yr American oak. Palate fresh fruit flavors, sweet plum, blackcherry & dried blackberry, bits of oak & cacao peeking through. Tannins present, but a tad persistent. Long & elegant finish with vanilla & slight mineral tang. Drinks well now continue to develop over the next 15+ years! Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

78% Cab Sauv, 12% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, deep Ruby, concentrated youthful aromas, ripe black fruit, subtle nutty spice & creamy chocolate. Aged 24 months, 85% new & 15% 1-yr American oak. Palate fresh fruit flavors, sweet plum, blackcherry & dried blackberry, bits of oak & cacao peeking through. Tannins present, but a tad persistent. Long & elegant finish with vanilla & slight mineral tang. Drinks well now continue to develop over the next 15+ years! Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

Sep 27th, 2021
Renato Hoyle

This vintage is not over top like usual. Balanced and lighter

This vintage is not over top like usual. Balanced and lighter

May 29th, 2018
Matt Duncan

2011 in a nice place. Very soft, with classic lucious wood component. Showing a typical Napa darkness without the density. Proud of how it shows the vintage.

2011 in a nice place. Very soft, with classic lucious wood component. Showing a typical Napa darkness without the density. Proud of how it shows the vintage.

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2018
Steven Mendes

An amazing Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet was floral and earthy; beautifully pleasant on the nose. I'd fall in love with a woman wearing this as a perfume. Incredibly well balanced on the palate. Berries and cherries envelope and swaddle the tongue. Slightly tannic, but instantly drinkable. A long smooth finish follows each swallow. Treat yourself and the one you hold dear to this enticing elixir.

An amazing Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet was floral and earthy; beautifully pleasant on the nose. I'd fall in love with a woman wearing this as a perfume. Incredibly well balanced on the palate. Berries and cherries envelope and swaddle the tongue. Slightly tannic, but instantly drinkable. A long smooth finish follows each swallow. Treat yourself and the one you hold dear to this enticing elixir.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Round ruby dark fruits, spice-box, caramel and baking spices.

Round ruby dark fruits, spice-box, caramel and baking spices.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Steve Garrity

End of quarter. Made the number. Celebrate.

End of quarter. Made the number. Celebrate.

1 person found it helpfulJul 1st, 2016
Riccardo L.

for a 2011... super impressive. super.

for a 2011... super impressive. super.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2016
Marit Wangstad

This was my favorite Cab at Silver Oak! On the nose, rose, cinnamon, clove, blackberry, and green bell pepper. On the palate, lavender, mocha, cherry, blackberries, sage, and a leather finish. This would be best friends with a medium rare steak! #lifeisacabernet #winelife #winepuns #bigredwines

This was my favorite Cab at Silver Oak! On the nose, rose, cinnamon, clove, blackberry, and green bell pepper. On the palate, lavender, mocha, cherry, blackberries, sage, and a leather finish. This would be best friends with a medium rare steak! #lifeisacabernet #winelife #winepuns #bigredwines

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2016
Dean Bernal Sr.

Silver Oaks Napa Cab. Full bodied, great tannins, smooth finish, a mouthful of flavor. Let it open up for awhile and enjoy.

Silver Oaks Napa Cab. Full bodied, great tannins, smooth finish, a mouthful of flavor. Let it open up for awhile and enjoy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2016