91pts Wilfred Wong
The Silver Oak Alexander Valley, one of California's top Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Sonoma County, has produced a rock-solid Cab in 2018. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak. With a shading of coconut nuances, this wine should pair nicely with skewered pork on a bed of sesame rice.
Ruby in color, the 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of cassis, caramel, juniper and pomegranate. Lifted and vibrant on the nose, this wine is fresh on the palate with a juice, fruit-forward core. Its silky mouthfeel will provide drinking pleasure through 2044 given proper cellaring conditions.
Blend: 94.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc