2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Ok… now everyone is going to give me a hard time on this one, but I was not impressed. Pretty bad week so far on the tastings. In Phoenix at Ruth Chris trying this wine. This Cab is not worth the money. I would much rather have a bottle of Staglin. Medium purple and not very dark. The nose has blueberry and sour cherry with some peppers. I did like the French oak and vanilla. The taste had some raspberry, and loads of oak. I did not get much more from this, maybe a hint of some vanilla. The palate was short in my opinion and was a little off on the finish, really kind of a bad oak bitterness to the finish. It transitioned very quickly through the mid palate.