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Community Tasting Notes (201) Avg Score: 92.0 points

  • Nose of rich, black cherry, hint of raspberry and Rutherford dust, same on the palate, big body, tasty, mouth filling fruit, medium long finish and pleasant aftertaste.

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  • This baby came out of the bottle humming. Delicate, balanced, and structured. Not what I was expecting from SO. Fruit had softened with the tannins. I didn’t write down my tasting notes, but this well-preserved bottle was a pleasure to drink.

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  • Seven years since my last bottle and definitely think this is nearing the end of its drinking window. Not at all bad, but fruit has dissipated, to a wisp of sour cherry at the open. Very dry, retains a hint of richness, but acid pop more predominant. Definitely feels like time to drink up.

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  • Blackberry aroma on opening; very light, slight flavor. Color indicating it was time, or maybe a little late to drink. Bought, and shipped direct from from the vineyard in 2010-11. Stored well. Decanted. Somewhat opened in 1.5 hours, but still very light, slight fruit, some vanilla, very smooth palate, but very little flavor. Probably much better, or peaked in 2020, maybe 2021.

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  • Drank this on my 25th wedding anniversary and it was magnificent. We drink this wine every year and this was the best bottle in over a decade. Strong dark red color in the glass, just the slightest bricking at the rim. Nose is fantastic: wonderful depth of California fruit but the complexity of the secondary elements is what makes this exceptional with dark chocolate, blackberry, charcoal, cedar with a hint of espresso lurking in the background. All of these are very well integrated so that the wine is both interesting and balanced. Super long finish that allows the more savory elements to linger on the palate. Excellent showing of a strong vintage.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (napa Valley) Napa Valley Red) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Sara d'Amato
    11/23/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

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    11/20/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162, (See more on Vinous...)

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