2010 Silver Oak Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Our 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, elegant expression of this classic appellation from a cooler vintage. It has a deep garnet color and an enticing nose of cassis liqueur, blueberry coulis, tobacco, tarragon and roasting coffee. The seamless palate starts with a berry-laden attack, follows with a full-bodied mid-palate, and ends with a long, savory finish with fine grained, well integrated tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2031." -Winery
"Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, we have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. Each Cabernet is food-friendly, extensively aged to be drinkable upon release, and perfect for enjoying with friends or family." - Winery
"Eventually Daniel landed a job at the legendary Chateau Petrus, and was befrieded by owner Christian Moueix, winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, cellarmaster Jean Veyssiere and his son Francois. Daniel credits them with teaching him about wine as a part of culture and how "history, quality and tradition are intertwined with the practical aspects of winemaking." And it was Daniel's performance at Petrus in the legendary 1982 vintage that led Christian Moueix to put him in charge of his new winery in Napa Valley, Dominus Estate."
"Daniel worked at Dominus from 1982 to 1994, rising to general manager, when a quirky newspaper ad placed by Justin Meyer of Silver Oak Cellars caught his attention. 'Justin was looking to name his successor,' says Daniel. 'We hit it off immediately, and although I wasn't sure about leaving Dominus, Justin wouldn't take no for an answer.' Daniel worked side by side with Justin until his retirement in 2001. 'Justin instilled in me both pride in what Silver Oak had accomplished and the humility to realize that there is always room to improve,' he says. 'He constantly searched for ways to raise quality, and that’s become one of our core values at Silver Oak.'"- Winery.