1994 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals a provocative nose of tobacco, black cherries, cloves, fruitcake, and spice. Some plum and raspberry fruit also emerges on the palate. This is a hedonistic, sexy, seductive, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with low acidity, and loads of toasty oak. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby color. Black cherry, chocolate, minerals and tarry, smoky oak on the nose. Supple, oaky and pliant, with ripe, moderately deep berry flavors complicated by notes of leather and tobacco. The tannins are slightly dry but the wine is already quite approachable.
Combines ripe, rich, complex fruit with a sense of finesse and harmony. The core of anise, currant, sage and cedar unfolds to reveal more depth and complexity. Finishes with a long, satisfying aftertaste. (JL)
Silver Oak official library notes: "The 1994 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium to dark ruby-red color and a complex nose of cassis, violets, brown sugar, cinnamon and cedar. It has a luscious mouth-feel followed by a long, fruity finish with a slight tannic grip. Enjoy now to 2019."