Red

1995 Oakford Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
Drink between 1999 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Barnaby33 wrote:

    December 3, 2011 - Still good, though by no means great anymore. Oak has mellowed and the fruit is really starting to attenuate. Lots of flavor still, if you like old cabs. Drink em if you got em.

  • Barnaby33 wrote:

    July 11, 2011 - Opened by itself this evening. First not is that the oak and fruit were nicely balanced. Unlike the 97 opened earlier this week the 95 didn't lose its fruit character over the hour or so it was opened. This might have benefited from a short decant but was quite good without. Not stellar anymore, but certainly a good bottle of cab to enjoy.

  • Barnaby33 wrote: (92 points)

    December 19, 2010 - Fully mature. Drink over the next year or two. The fruit and tannin are fully integrated. This is if not my favorite year of Oakford, one of the top 3. The 91 and 99 are also fantastic. Several of the bottles I've had in the past were a bit unbalanced in terms of overt oak, but not this latest. The fruit was soft, the aftertaste was lingering, just a beautiful bottle of well aged Cabernet.

  • rsepulve wrote: (94 points)

    November 1, 2007 - Light ruby color. Medium bodied. Beautiful, classically styled Cab. Bright red primary fruit aromas and flavors backed by plenty of secondary characteristics: smoke, leather, tobacco, earth. Minty aromas started to emerge after a few hours. Oak and tannins are well integrated. I would guess this wine is just reaching maturity. Really great stuff!

  • rothdog wrote: (94 points)

    May 12, 2007 - Just a real beauty. Cassis, raspberry and currants interlaced with leather, licorice and tobacco. Tannins are still firm, and it has reached a nice level of maturity while remaining bright and lively. One of the best mature reds I've had in the past 12 months from any appellation. Tasted next to the '97 Oakford, which is going through a dumb phase right now.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, Issue #78 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Oakford Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 95 (62%)
  • Consumed 58 (38%)

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