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2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2021 (Edit)
CT90.3 461 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 224

  • gogiants925 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 25, 2021 - Opened and let sit in bottle almost an hour. Purple in the glass, but not too deep. Good fruit aroma, with some dustiness. Blackberries, cherry and maybe some green olive on the palate. Really smooth. Had a nice medium finish. This is not a huge cab, more mid weight. It did get more better as it sat in the glass. I had a bottle of this 3 years ago that was a bit more bright. Very enjoyable, but this one may be nearing it's end of life. Very solid, well made wine.

  • vinhonotte Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 15, 2021 - BYO with friends (Wee Family Coffeeshop): Deep garnet, with significantly fading edges. Full bodied, yet soft tannins, with herbal flavours, ripe black cherry and tar, as well as a bit of smokes, and a little bit of savoury meats towards the back. Pretty lengthy and complex. Nice!

  • timdrex wrote: 91 points

    July 6, 2021 - Good, but time to drink up.

  • VlgJeff wrote: 89 points

    June 20, 2021 - 2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Taste-Off: Decanted for about 45 minutes. The color was a medium violet to a faded rim. Mostly red fruits on the nose, with an earthy note. The medium bodied palate showed mostly red fruits, with some earthy notes, and a touch of spice. The acidity was nicely balancing. Could hold for several more years, but I doubt that it will improve, and could certainly begin to deteriorate (as some TNs have noted). So, drink up.
    This bottle was held under "perfect" conditions since purchase at the winery in 2012. At 15 years old, it is a reasonable, but not WOW, Cabernet. A scan of previous TNs and scores shows that this wine has consistently held itself within a relative range around it's current average. This may mean that the variety of scores is more a function of storage conditions, aeration, and individual palate, than of the wine itself.
    See the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet TN for comparison.

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  • Ralphie1 Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 24, 2021 - Fabulous! In an excellent place right now!

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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 David Lawrason
    11/24/2010 (link)

    (Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    11/17/2010 (link)

    (Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    10/6/2010 (link)

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

  • By David Lawrason
    5/13/2010 (link)

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


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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, 091882155384, 1000000000214, 400000014548, 400100152225, 460751057508, 736211538833, 785214190159, 785214190757, 892026001006

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,880 (52%)
  • Consumed 5,397 (48%)

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