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2002 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.3 432 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 249

  • jaypowell Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 29, 2021 - We were concerned that this wine was past its prime but surprisingly it has aged particularly well. With a concentrated ruby black and opaque hue, it offers abundant quantities of spice, vanillin, cedar, herbs, and smoke, soft, round, creamy-textured flavors, good black cherry and currant notes, and a spicy, medium-bodied, easy-going personality. Sadly it was our last bottle.

  • Zoenhank wrote:

    December 21, 2020 - Cork was sawdust but wine was pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Colameco3rd wrote:

    December 21, 2020 - Paul Bernardo

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 13, 2020 - Nose of black cherry, black berry, sage, and sliced bell pepper, the same on the palate, medium/big body, tasty, mouth filling fruit, rich fruit, at peak-suggest you enjoy now, elegant tasting, at 18 years of age-it is great to sip and savor with Truffle Brie, and medium/long finish and lovely aftertaste.

  • hrazdiiv Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 9, 2020 - Great bottle that evolved nicely over the course of the evening, as the previous review suggests. Still displays a purple red medium/dark color with vibrant signs of life. On the nose, unmistakable California cab: lots of dark fruit, forest floor, sweet cassis, leather. Tannins are a bit on the light side at this point, but still register. A nice laser beam of oak runs right through the nose, to palate to finish, classically styled and definitely to my liking. Drank out of a magnum over about an hour and a half, didn't fade one bit, so probably still has a few years in it. As an aside, this vintage has held up really well with most northern Cal producers, this bottle being no exception.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/21/2006 (link)

    (Silver Oak Alexander Valley) Absolutely pathetic. I have not had Silver Oak in over 5 years and had no idea what to expect. Green as green can be with zero fruit and hard tannins. Bitter and unpleasant. I cannot believe people drink this for "the label." This is horrible wine.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    The Wine Worlds Big Name Brands., Episode #99, 9/27/2006 (link) 85 points

    (Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon) VaynerCLANK; NOSE-classic Silver Oak, creamy, milky, oak; TASTE-I don't like at all; disjointed, not showing much structure ; pure muted fruit; complete waste @ $52; GV-85

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Silver Oak
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Alexander Valley
  • UPC Codes 000002926384, 000004478034, 006100000377, 040426333559, 081753050207, 084444100090, 086891072913, 1000000000214, 3783774190753, 400000187839, 657398000114, 785214190753

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,530 (54%)
  • Consumed 4,606 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

baked potatoes, brocolini, ny strip steak, pork

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  82 votes

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