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2008 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2022 (Edit)
CT90.9 487 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 204

  • Bosbevok Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 8, 2021 - The benefit of this app is that we get to taste and rate the wines long after release date and closer to equilibrium and peak. This wine is beautiful having waited. Still a lively garnet colour with a clay rim. Lots of red and black fruit on the nose with an underlying menthol and liquorice note. Beautiful equilibrium of constituents yet still vibrant. Some old world notes on the palate that back up the fruit with cocoa and cigar box, and follows with a solid backbone of cassis. At its peak and will be for a few years.

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  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 1, 2021 - Nose of black cherry, spring flowers, briar, bell pepper, and mushrooms, more of the same on the palate, big body, at peak, mouth filling fruit, tasty, holding well and last another 5 years, I think you enjoy it now rather thn later, and a medium/long finish.

  • gouldcampbell77 wrote: 92 points

    April 1, 2021 - My penultimate bottle. Dark ruby purple still. Really very little sign of age. Only aggressive swirling brings notes of dark blue fruits and a hint of mint on the nose. On the palate clean and fresh and honest cabernet flavours. No nonsense stuff, like Smith Madrone but with hefty tannic charge still. This is no sipper - it needs food, preferably steak. On this showing, not nearly ready.

  • MOCGator wrote: 93 points

    March 12, 2021 - Hate on Silver Oak all you want. But this 2008 is soft with a great mid palate and a long finish. Really drinking above its weight class right now.

  • rkww Does not like this wine: 87 points

    February 21, 2021 - Silver Oak Healdsburg Tasting: The 2008 Alexander Valley honestly didn’t present as too different than the 2016. It has evolved with a little more flavor complexity and is now a little softer, but the predominant experience is still of oak. Drink over the next five years or so.

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  • By Elin McCoy
    Silver Oak vertical tasting, 9/19/2019 (link)

    (Silver Oak, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Sara d'Amato
    9/14/2013 (link)

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    9/11/2013 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    9/3/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000000872348, 000002926384, 000008454218, 013326332311, 013528800014, 047156357503, 081753811020, 083300095617, 084444100090, 086891072913, 089819545704, 091882482862, 1000000000214, 450751087506, 733952997561, 870292000138, 870731000033, 892026001006

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7,421 (56%)
  • Consumed 5,825 (44%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

ribeye, Steak au poivre

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  174 votes

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