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1996 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2001 - 2012 (Edit)
CT89.9 191 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 142

  • Randman0 wrote: 85 points

    December 12, 2021 - At this point (25 years) it was too far gone. Not bad, just a hint of it's former self...

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 25, 2021 - An auction bottle recently purchased, nose of black berry, black cherry, and mint, more of the same on the palate, tasty, mouth filling fruit, showing its age, but still showing well, not as nice as the 1997 opened 2 nights earlier, great with the Flemings Thanksgiving Day Dinner today, and a medium/long, flavorful finish, photo uploaded.

  • Mankarious wrote:

    October 16, 2021 - Past peak. A bit flat.

  • Good2drink Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 26, 2021 - Opened on a whim for sipping. Cork broke but used my “Durand” corkscrew and it again salvaged the wine!! Wine is amazing. Smooth with very strong blackberry flavor with long finish!! Sorry that this is my last bottle.

  • ffjxc wrote: flawed

    July 24, 2021 - Another corked Silver Oak. Of over a 1000 bottle cellar the only winery that consistently has corked wines. That awful corked musty flavor that seems to be the norm of older Silver Oak wines despite cellared in temp & humidity controlled environment.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/22/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Bricking dark red violet color; redolent, oak, walnut, tart currant nose; tight yet, olive, tart currant, cedar, tart plum palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (should go 15 more years; 13.% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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, 084444100090, 086891072913, 870292000138

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,147 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,993 (39%)

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Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  37 votes

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