2005 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1054009 90 points Wine & Spirits

 Casual elegance defines this California classic. It's an herbal Cabernet, with scents of grape skins and black olives rising out of the earthy tannin. Round and smooth in the middle, this ends with a clean and gentle feel. Ready for rack of lamb.  (8/2010)

Connoisseurs Guide

 Very much in the rich yet mannerly tradition of Silver Oak Cabernets, this wine is medium-full in body, supple and reasonably well-polished all in all. Its tilt to creamy, slightly cedary oak comes at slight but still noticeable expense to its underlying black cherry, currant-tinged fruit, and that oak adds a bit of a woody toothpicky texture to the finish. A few years in the cellar will help add the final smoothing that is needed. *One Star*  (4/2010)

Vinous

 Bright red-ruby. Aromas of currant, tobacco and dusty herbs, along with an obvious element of exotic. Not an overripe style but comes across as a bit oaky for its moderate flesh and ripeness, offering flavors of sweet redcurrant, cherry and dried sage. Finishes with dusty tannins and an herbal element. (ST)  (5/2016)

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By: Tyson | Review Date: 5/17/2010
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I first had the privilege of tasting this Cab as a wedding gift this year and I was delighted! So much so that on my honeymoon I picked up two more bottles and some free glasses thanks to their tasting room. I love the fact that Silver Oak remains true to their calling....they are no nonsense and their 2005 is no different. It is what it is, a terrific wine that would take top billing on most dinner tables or tasting rooms!
Drink from 2010 to 2020

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.