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Month: June, 2013

2008 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2013-06-01 21.45.48

I decided to celebrate one day and open one of my Silver Oak bottles. I went with the 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine still tasted quite young, even for 2008. It had a full body that would pair well with food and not overpower anything. After opening, it smelled and tasted like it had more alcohol than was listed. The finish of this wine was flat and lacking, definitely leaving something to be desired.

2013-06-01 21.48.52

The color of this wine was a bright warm red and purple color, just like its taste.

Personally, I am not a fan of this wine. There are better Cabernet Sauvignon out there, especially for the price point.

http://www.silveroak.com/

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1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

After popping and pouring, I tasted exactly what it meant to be aged 15 years. This wine had aged and matured nicely; it was still well balanced after so many years. The tannins had diminished along with some of that big fruit taste that California cabs are known for, but overall, it still  kept it structure as a nice and hearty Cabernet Sauvignon.

2013-05-27 18.25.07

After about 30 minutes on a warm summer day, the wine started opening up. It was still smooth going down and more medium-to-full bodied compared to other Cabernet Sauvignons. The color was an intermediate purple hue, not as dark as other cabs but definitely not light. This particular wine might be just past its peak by a couple years, but it was delicious nonetheless.

http://www.corison.com/