• Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    This iconic red is easily able to handle hearty red meats, steaks and game. We love it with a big, fat Porterhouse, grilled to perfection. Pour on a generous spoonful of Bearnaise sauce made with lots of pepper. The butter of the Bearnaise will be a great balance for this super rich Cabernet, and the pepper will marry with its tannins like a pro. Saute some dark mushrooms and toss them with wild rice as an accompaniment. They will work beautifully with the cedar and roasted coffee nuances of the wine. Another delicious option is a Spanish lamb ragout with roasted sweet peppers. The dark red fruit of the wine pairs beautifully with the luxurious sweetness of the tomato in the ragout. While you're thinking about what's on the menu, put out a small bowl of toasted pistachios to go with your first glass or two. They will pick up on the gentle earthiness in this Napa Valley Cabernet. You might also think about having them as a crust on a piece of tuna if you decide to go to the lighter side of meats.  If your sweet tooth is calling you, luxuriate in the long, concentrated finish of this Cabernet with a generous spoonful of bittersweet chocolate gelato sandwiched between two espresso meringues.

    Winery: "The 2014 vintage was early and exciting. Record breaking dry weather marked the winter months. Warm spring temperatures led to earlier than normal budbreak. Drought conditions were relieved by storms in late February and early March, which coincided perfectly with vines coming out of dormancy. The remainder of the spring and summer were slightly hotter than normal with very few heat spikes and only three days with highs in the triple digits. This set the state for ideal ripening conditions and wonderful flavor development in the berries. The first of our Napa Valley fruit from our Soda Canyon Ranch vineyard arrived at the winery on August 28. Harvest continued at a moderate pace, and the last grapes were harvested on September 29. While mother nature made her voice heard with the continued drought, the 2014 vintage proved to be otherwise manageable with conditions rife for producing wines of exceptional quality."

    Varietal: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.6% Merlot, 6.7% Cabernet Franc, 2.1% Petit Verdot, 1.6% Malbec
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    Aging: 24 months in 85% new and 15% once-filled barrels
    Region: Napa Valley, California