Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Random Musings

Old Friends and Magnums

This past Saturday my girlfriend and I hosted dinner on a perfect evening for outdoor dining in Seattle. My longtime best friend Sean came over and brought a magnum of 2002 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley. Unfortunately, his wife came down with covid and was unable to make it. Also in attendance were great friends from years past: Paul…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

1991 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – Bottle Notes

Silver Oak Winery was founded in 1972 by Raymond Twomey Duncan, a Colorado entrepreneur who began investing in California vineyards in the late 1960s, and Justin Meyer, a winemaker and former Christian Brother. They produced 1,100 cases of their inaugural vintage. Over the next two decades, Silver Oak grew in popularity. The Napa Valley and Alexander Valley Cabernets sold quickly upon their…

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Random Musings

Wines People Love to Hate

There are no shortage of wines that collectors consider polarizing. Pegau for the often noticeable brett. Cayuse for the funky smells that I oh so love. Silver Oak for the dill pickle smell from American oak. Beyond these examples though there is a special pedestal for the most polarizing wines. Literally, the wines that collectors love to hate. The two…

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