Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a harmonious and vibrant wine. This full-bodied, classic expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet in a cool vintage has a bright ruby-red color with purple undertones. The nose exudes aromas of black cherry, cedar and black olives. On the palate, its dried herb, cocoa and lavender flavors are framed by dusty tannins and a savory texture. This wine finishes with lively acidity and a lingering persistence. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2029.
Our 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It was blended in early 2012 and aged for 24 months in 40% new and 60% once-used American oak barrels. Early blending assures a balanced core and allows the components to achieve a seamless harmony during barrel aging. After bottling in the spring of 2014, the wine was aged an additional 18 months in bottle before being released in August of 2015.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons from the vintage, the 2011 Silver Oak Alexander Valley is so well built! Excellent in its balance and ripeness, this could be one of top wines of the year! I'd like to savory this one with a grilled double cut center cut pork chop. Medium to dark ruby color; savory aroma, maybe some mint, kind of fascinating and surprising, red currants and oak comes up with a bit of aeration and builds to a fine crescendo, fine depth; medium bodied and finely structured on the palate; dry, nice acidity, well balanced; oak, red currants and savory spices in its youthful flavors; long in the finish and poised in the aftertaste. (Tasted: July 30, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"