WineGlobe is excited to announce the presell of the 2008 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet. We did barrel tasting of 2008 vintage and were much impressed with it. It is an elegant, highly expressive wine that displays great complexity due to the multifaceted climatic conditions of the harvest. Thanks to the extended barrel and bottle aging Silver Oak employs, the 2008 Alexander Valley is deliciously drinkable right now and has the balance and depth to ensure superb longevity.
2008 Silver oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich full-bodied wine with great tannic structure and mouth-feel. It has a garnet color and a nose of ripe boysenberries, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, sandalwood and a hint of roasting meat. On the palate, it is mouth-coating and incredibly rich in umami. It has a very long, savory finish with the slight grip of fine-grained tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2030. ~ Winery Note
BLENDING AND AGING
Our 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, selected from several different vineyards throughout the appellation, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We blended the vineyard lots in early 2009 and transferred the wine to 50% new and 50% once used American oak barrels for aging. Blending prior to barreling allows us to achieve a balance of the wine’s natural elements, such as fruit and tannin, before they are influenced by oak. The wine was then aged in barrel for approximately 24 months and another 15 months in bottle to harmonize its components before release.
“Bright, full red-ruby. Musky blackberry, tobacco, tar and chocolate on the nose, plus a note of dill. Plum, raspberry and tobacco flavors are intensified by sound acidity, with the musky quality carrying through in the mid-palate...” –Stephen Tanzer
Silver Oak 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley - Pre-Arrival
Our Price: $69.99
Special Price With Coupon: $55.99 ( Save 14.00)
Coupon Code: "wgso08" 20% savings Expire August 1st.