Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ratings on Delectable

Holly Orchard Delectable Pro

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

Here we are again, 2 years later from the first time I rated it... subtle plum and black cherry, black coffee, leather, violets and pink peppercorns. Little to none of the pyrazines I noticed before. Pretty soft and integrated tannins. Enjoyable with New York strip, mushroom risotto and roast broccoli.

Here we are again, 2 years later from the first time I rated it... subtle plum and black cherry, black coffee, leather, violets and pink peppercorns. Little to none of the pyrazines I noticed before. Pretty soft and integrated tannins. Enjoyable with New York strip, mushroom risotto and roast broccoli.

9.1

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Balanced fruit attack. Full mid palate with seamless transition to first fruit then oak tannin.

Balanced fruit attack. Full mid palate with seamless transition to first fruit then oak tannin.

9.1

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Very Solid Cab.

Very Solid Cab.

9.2

Kate Stromberg Delectable Pro

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10

Wilfred Wong Delectable Pro

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

Delicious, ripe currants, some dried herbs and sweet oak.

Delicious, ripe currants, some dried herbs and sweet oak.

8.9

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Cinnamon attack, fine grained tannin. Lucious oak is robust at first and lingers. Juniper berry, thyme, Asian pear appears after 90 mins. After 2 hours in the decanter bright cherry gives way to goji berry, mid palate while showing good weight. Oak tannin finding its place while oak flavor continues to linger at lower intensity. Not bad for such a soft vintage at 7 years!

Cinnamon attack, fine grained tannin. Lucious oak is robust at first and lingers. Juniper berry, thyme, Asian pear appears after 90 mins. After 2 hours in the decanter bright cherry gives way to goji berry, mid palate while showing good weight. Oak tannin finding its place while oak flavor continues to linger at lower intensity. Not bad for such a soft vintage at 7 years!

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, chocolate and spice. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel aged for 24 months and another 15 months in the bottle before release. The attack on the palate was rich ripe berries and cherries, a hint of sweetness and the right touch of oak. The wine has nicely integrated tannins and medium plus length finish which should give way to let this wine age for the next decade, especially the 1.5 liter which can last longer that the standard 750ml bottle.

Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, chocolate and spice. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel aged for 24 months and another 15 months in the bottle before release. The attack on the palate was rich ripe berries and cherries, a hint of sweetness and the right touch of oak. The wine has nicely integrated tannins and medium plus length finish which should give way to let this wine age for the next decade, especially the 1.5 liter which can last longer that the standard 750ml bottle.

9.0

Holly Orchard Delectable Pro

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

Ok, I actually bumped my rating up after letting this wine open up a bit, so I would recommend a gentle decant. This wine started with some pronounced green bell pepper and subdued fruit. It quickly changed to toast oak, cedar box, a touch of menthol, dried flowers, dried cherries, black plum, dried coconut, and firm tannins. It paired well with prime New York and roasted broccoli.

Ok, I actually bumped my rating up after letting this wine open up a bit, so I would recommend a gentle decant. This wine started with some pronounced green bell pepper and subdued fruit. It quickly changed to toast oak, cedar box, a touch of menthol, dried flowers, dried cherries, black plum, dried coconut, and firm tannins. It paired well with prime New York and roasted broccoli.

9.0

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