2004 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine & Spirits
Distinctly Alexander Valley in its restraint and grace, this wine takes its time to gain clarity in its flavors. It contrasts light fruit and plump tannins, finishing with the taste of chocolate-covered espresso beans. Decant a bottle for roast leg of lamb.
Fresh and vibrant, with a nice smoky mocha oak overlay joining the dried currant, sage, plum and berry flavors. Has wonderful balance, harmony and finesse, ending with a long, complex finish and just the right amount of tannins. Drink now through 2014.
Silver Oak's 2004 Alexander Valley Cab blends fruit from several different vineyards and is aged for 25 months in a combination of 50% new and 50% once-used American oak barrels. It's a fruit-driven wine that showcases Silver Oak's winemaking abilities even when the vintage presents challenges. Crimson-colored with a bouquet redolent of wild flowers, cola, blackberries and anise, the wine is full of sweet, juicy fruit on the attack that's full mid-palate and framed by lots of oak spice.