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1980 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2000 - 2014 (Edit)
CT94.5 9 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • RichEB1 Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 19, 2020 - Turned the big 4-0 and opened a few bottles from 1980 during the week. We enjoyed all of them, but this Silver Oak was incredible! Cork was in great shape, and the wine poured a dark crimson without any real bricking at the edges. Tight at pnp but opened up perfectly over the next hour. Beautifully layered with sweet purple fruit, plums, smoke, cassis, a touch of leather, and just a hint of bell pepper which added intrigue. Due to the acidity and excellent storage (thank you whoever owned this originally) this wine was incredibly fresh, and shockingly showing only traces of secondary characteristics. An absolutley outstanding cabernet and the highlight of my 1980 Bday wines, besting an 80 Mouton Rothschild and a Dom Perignon (that had clearly not been stored very well). This wine has many, many more years of prime time drinking left, and I feel very fortunate to have 2 more bottles.....which I plan to drink for my 45th and 50th birthdays :)

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  • Old Vino Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 10, 2017 - from dbl-mag @ work xmas party
    very enjoyable
    always a crowd pleaser

  • Old Vino wrote:

    November 27, 2015 - Possibly heat damage. Fatigued maderized. Not rated.

  • Old Vino Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 25, 2015 - memorial day pool party. from magnum. brick brownish clear color. explosive nose. very mature and integrated, lots of black fruits cedar molasses with medium plus finish. fully mature california cab at its best. glad this held up well for 35 years

  • prof b Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 31, 2013 - This bottle had a bottom neck fill and the cork was easily removed with an ah so, showing saturation about one third of the way up the cork. Right upon opening, I picked up aromas of spice box, cigar, cedar, old leather, and black fruits. The body was also intriguing, offering up black currants, tobacco leaf, hints of plum, and faint earth and mushroom-like components. The acidity remains prominent and brings the wine together as a whole, making me want to take another sip before the taste has faded. A truly exceptional bottle of wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • 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 Code 850755000615

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 90 (66%)
  • Consumed 46 (34%)

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