1979 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Napa Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 55

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.6%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 100% Cabernet

This review reflects neither the earlier quality of this wine nor what some bottles may still project at this extremely advanced age. It is more of a caution that any remaining bottles should be opened with trepidation. This example had unfortunately given up the ghost. For a fleeting moment after opening, the nose had a nice vestige of Cabernet fruit, but this dissipated quickly, leaving sour and unpleasant aromas that followed through in the assertively unpleasant vinegary flavors The ancient vintage of Silver Oak Napa is pretty much history. - HK 2000-12-22

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