1984 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Napa Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 91

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 100% Cabernet

Mr. Dave Whitick deseves a standing ovation for sharing this wine with his humble dinner partners. This wine was still amazingly fresh and delicious at age 20. Not at the level of the stupendous '85, but not all that far off. Smoky cassis and plum/prune fruit edged with cedar, sweet toasty oak, excellent round mouth feel, perhaps declining ever so slightly in the finish. What a joy to drink a California Cab that has drunk so well over so many years. (I actually had a case of this once -- $15/bottle!! -- but had drunk my stash by the mid 90's.) - HK 2004-03-27

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