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1997 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2012 (Edit)
CT90.1 274 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 198

  • Rbieber Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 25, 2021 - Probably near the end of its prime. Still a good balance with hints of raspberry. Not long on the finish. But still a very enjoyable wine. But drink now if you have any.

  • pdadams66 Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 11, 2021 - Deep red center, red rim with signs of age.
    Sweet nose, pipe tobacco, stewed plums and blackcurrant, touch of Brett.
    Smooth and sweet, cassis and ripe plums, faded tannins, modest acidity, some Bretty band aid, oak comes through on the long finish.
    Wasn't sure how this would present, but it is doing very well, fully mature (over the hill for some I'm sure), very pleasant drinking. Recommend drinking now, but will go a few more years.

  • 41hijinx Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 22, 2021 - Low neck fill. Cork crumbled slightly upon extraction but was not soaked through. Lovely dark garnet color on glass with obvious bricking. Stylish Cabernet Sauvignon bouquet with with hints of oxidation. Good fruit on palate with moderate acidity but the fruit is slowly fading. Particles of fine sediment coat inside of bottle. Drink now to avoiding disappointment .

  • Verb Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 19, 2021 - similar to my last note of a year ago, but better - black fruit cassis nose with some white pepper and leather undertones - medium body, good acid balance, and more fruit than my last bottle - tannins resolved but still nicely present - medium finish with slight lingering bitterness - very nice mature 20+ year cab - somewhat limited by sparse complex aromatics, but drinking very nicely nonetheless

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  • bayareadodgerfan Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 8, 2021 - Decanted 2hrs. Pretty solid showing for a 25yo Silver Oak. Probably past it’s prime but still demonstrating nice raspberry notes on the bouquet. On the palate, there were still some soft fruit flavors - raspberry and cherry and perhaps some chocolate. But the wine felt out of balance to me still showing some tannin and body but the fruit flavors were too soft and faded at this point. Still, pleasantly surprised it held up at all.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/6/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Medium dark red violet color; appealing, mature, tart currant, cedar, tart plum nose; mature, tart currant, cedar, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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, 023859556658, 086891072913

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,834 (58%)
  • Consumed 2,819 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beet salad & rib-eye at Bisque., Grilled brocolini with sardines and tomato salad!, Steak, Tuscan Rolled Pork Loin & Italian Farro Tomato Feta Salad

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  56 votes

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