Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1989

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The 1989 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby-red color, with a nose of blackberry, sandalwood, peppers and ginger. It has a medium body, and a long slightly tannic finish. Enjoy now. Some bottle to bottle variation is apparent in this vintage; some bottles are past their prime, others are peaking now.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Silver Oak
  • wa89

Wine Advocate1989, the current vintage in release, is successful for Silver Oak. The 1989 Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley exhibits a spicy, vanillin, and black olive-scented nose, rich, velvety, medium to full-bodied flavors, low acidity, and a long, lush, jammy fruit-filled finish. It does not possess any of the hard tannin or hollowness that plague many 1989s. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, October 1993
  • ws82

Wine SpectatorSoft and fleshy with herb, currant, plum and earthy notes on the finish. Tannins are smooth and soft, but the flavors lose focus on the finish where it gets a bit earthy. A good wine considering the difficult vintage, but still one of Silver Oak's weakest ever. Drinkable now through 1997.

November 15, 1993