Silver Oak 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley


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Our #1 Wine of the Year in 2022Because Silver Oak only produces Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s two best Cabernet microclimates, their wines are consistently outstanding and complex, brimming with ripe cassis flavors, carefully seasoned with toasty new oak. Because of their long relationships with growers they are able to source the best possible fruit from prime vineyards throughout Alexander Valley.This wine, their latest release from the 2018 vintage in Alexander Valley is a very careful blend of 94.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Like a sigh of relief, 2018 was a welcome change to previous vintages. Cooler spring temperatures and a light dusting of snow in the mountains around the winery set the theme for a near-perfect growing season: cooperative and slower-paced. By May, the soils were at capacity from winter and spring rains, and conditions were perfect for a long and even bloom. A generous fruit set-both in terms of cluster count and size-followe…


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