One of the wineries most synonymous with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (and one of our personal favorites), Silver Oak Cellars, has announced the date and details for the next installment of its twice-yearly Release Day.
However, as we’ve noted before the Oakville estate is undergoing a major overhaul, meaning the 8/4 Release Day in the valley will be scaled back. Those attending the Oakville event can expect the party to take place on a large gravel area under a big tent, where they will receive a box lunch of cheeses, salamis, fruits and breads designed to complement the new cabernet sauvignon.
Oh, and about the new release, here are the tasting notes on the ’03 Alexander Valley cab ($60 per 750ml bottle):
The 2003 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, highly expressive wine that displays great complexity due to the multifaceted climatic conditions of the harvest season. The wine is dark ruby with a purple to red edge. It has bright aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, black tea, allspice and ginger. It offers a full-bodied attack and a round, balanced mid-palate redolent of cherry preserves, brown sugar and caramel. Its luxuriously long finish has savory ripe fruit flavors. Properly cellared, this wine should give drinking pleasure until 2026.