Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.
2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and entices you with
a nose of raspberry, cassis and loose pipe tobacco. This full-bodied wine has
an assertively silky structure and is notably spicy on the palate. Flavors of
sage and blackberry mark the wine’s entry. The strong acidity in the mid-palate
is followed by a lingering finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide
drinking pleasure through 2038.
2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15%
Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Silver Oak wines—the winery's first vintage in 1972 produced a mere 1,100
cases—were often quite adventurous. Always exciting those vintages, over four
decades ago were sometimes up and down, and far from the polished product that
the wine is today. Over the past decade, these Napa Cabs have continued to
garner attention, and have now become remarkably consistent. The 2013 Silver
Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with the potential to be the winery's best
ever, is seamless, rewarding, and a standout. At first sniff, this wine shows
black fruit and cedar notes. With aeration, its aromatics blossom and springs
forth with a delightful array of savory spices. Invite a few wine friends and
pair this wine with a thick, rare slice of prime rib and enjoy the wine and
food synergy. ((Tasted: January 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA USA)
and bold, with sweet and spicy fruit flavours and a dark blackberry and
chocolate nose, this wine has a long tannic finish. It’s likable and modern in
style, not as sweet as in the past, and with less new oak aging, a definite
plus. The long slow growing season resulted in wines that are concentrated and
structured. This seems a return to the old style under Justin Meyer.
points Wine Spectator
Shows off a distinctive
dill and mocha edge, leading to a complex core of dark berry, licorice, loamy
earth and cedar flavors. Ends with firm tannins and good length. Drink now