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Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Uncorking California Sunshine: A Deep Dive into Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Silver Oak Cellars, a titan of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, crafts exceptional wines that showcase the region's unique terroir. Their 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception, offering a captivating journey for the senses. This detailed tasting note, brought to you by The General Wine, explores the intricacies of this alluring wine, alongside perfect food pairings to elevate your next dining experience.

A Feast for the Eyes: Colour and Viscosity

The first glimpse of the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a captivating depth of colour. Imagine a dense ruby core transitioning to alluring purple hues at the rim. As you swirl the wine in the glass, its viscosity becomes apparent. Church windows – streaks clinging to the sides of the glass – hint at a concentrated and full-bodied nature.

An Aromatic Tapestry: Unveiling the Bouquet

Bring the glass closer and prepare to be enveloped by a complex and captivating bouquet. Blackberries, bursting with ripeness, take centre stage. Interwoven with these dark fruits are notes of cassis, a touch reminiscent of blackcurrants, adding a touch of elegance. But the intrigue doesn't stop there. Hints of cedarwood, a whisper of smokiness, emerge, hinting at the wine's time spent in American oak barrels. A touch of herbal intrigue, perhaps sage or thyme, adds another dimension to the aromatic profile. This interplay of aromas creates a truly captivating introduction to the wine.

The Palate Awaits: A Symphony of Flavours

The first sip of the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a revelation. The wine is full-bodied, enveloping the palate with its richness. The initial burst of juicy black fruit flavours – blackberry, cassis, and a hint of plum – is soon complemented by more savoury elements. Earthy notes, reminiscent of the Alexander Valley terroir, emerge alongside hints of cocoa, a whisper of black olive, and a touch of lavender. The American oak influence becomes more apparent here, adding subtle hints of vanilla and caramel that frame the fruit and savoury components beautifully.

A Textural Delight: Tannins and Acidity

The tannins in the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are present but beautifully polished. They provide a structure that supports the richness of the wine without overwhelming the palate. Imagine fine-grained sandpaper, offering a gentle grip that enhances the mouthfeel without being astringent. Acidity plays a vital role, too. It cuts through the richness of the wine, keeping it fresh and balanced. This balance ensures a long and lingering finish, where the flavours of dark fruit, cocoa, and earth slowly fade away.

Food Pairings: Enhancing the Experience

The robust character of the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon makes it a versatile food pairing partner. Here are a few suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Seared Steak: A classic pairing for a reason. The richness of the wine can stand up to the boldness of a well-seared steak. Opt for cuts with good marbling, such as ribeye or New York strip, to complement the wine's texture.
  • Roasted Lamb: Lamb's inherent earthiness is a beautiful match for the earthy notes in the wine. Consider a rosemary-infused roasted lamb for a flavourful pairing.
  • Hearty Vegetarian Dishes: Don't neglect vegetarian options. The 2018 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with rich mushroom dishes, lentil stews, or portobello mushroom burgers.
  • Hard Cheeses: Cheeseboards are a fantastic complement to Cabernet Sauvignon. Opt for hard cheeses like aged cheddar, Gruyère, or Comté. These cheeses have a boldness that can stand up to the wine's tannins.

A Wine for Every Occasion

The 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that deserves to be savoured. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a quiet weeknight dinner, this wine will elevate the experience.  With its complex flavours, beautiful structure, and long finish, it's a testament to Silver Oak's commitment to crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For those seeking a truly Californian wine experience, look no further than the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Looking to Acquire a Bottle?

At The General Wine, we are proud to offer the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit our website or our store to add this exceptional wine to your collection.  We also offer a curated selection of other Californian Cabernet Sauvignons to explore.

 

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