1997 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley USA

$169.99 USD $189.99 USD

Deep ruby-red, with faint amber at the rim. Deeply pitched aromas of currant, tobacco, mocha, bitter chocolate, game, oak char and cigar box; strong element of sweet roasted wood. Sweeter and richer than the Alexander Valley bottling; has more mid-palate stuffing to buffer its firm spine of acidity. Just a whiff of herbs in the mouth. Finishes quite long, with broad tannins reaching the teeth. Complex and satisfying.

90 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar