2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright dark red. Complex, lively aromas of cherry, licorice, chocolate, tobacco leaf and spices. A juicy, spicy midweight with excellent tension and finesse to its youthfully imploded fruit, spice and chocolatey oak flavors. A very successful offering from Silver Oak, finishing with substantial dusty tannins, noteworthy length and a light touch. Aged for a full two years in 100% new American oak, but the oak element is not at all overbearing.
2007 is a classic vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet. Wine Spectator rated the overall vintage 99 points! The only other vintage to ever receive a near perfect score was the legendary 1997 vintage. In addition to the Wine Spectator's assessment of '07, Robert Parker has rated the 2007 vintage higher than the legendary 1997 vintage for California. Now these are all reviews on the overall vintage and not specifically Silver Oak. This new '07 Napa bottling from Silver Oak is brand new and not reviewed. But as one of the icons of the Napa Valley, Silver Oak's Napa release will sell quickly and certainly garner plenty of praise from the critics. If you want to round out your Napa Cab collection, or perhaps, for somebody special, you'd like to pick up one of most frequently requested luxury gift items we sell each year, it would be wise to act quickly while this remains available.