Silver Oak Wine Tasting with Special Guest Winemaker Nate Weiss

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 07:30 PM

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I'll add one that is my spin on an old budgeting problem:
Why is there so much wine left at the end of my money?  - Milan in Santa Cruz

 

I just mentioned that Silver Oak winery won the prize as the highest dollar lot at this year’s Premier Napa Valley trade auction and that is a good segue way into our upcoming tasting with winemaker Nat Weiss on Wednesday March 13th. 

Silver Oak is one of the biggest names in the California Cabernet Sauvignon game with two labels and a production that eclipses any other winery in the world when it comes to a retail price of over $50 per bottle.  Even though they make a lot of wine we have thrown the Napa Valley bottling into our Napa cult wine tasting as a ringer and it finished just behind Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle!!  The current vintage is just over $100 a bottle retail which is a fraction of the price of the ultra-expensive Napa elite. 

We also received a small collection of older vintage Alexander Valley Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, so winemaker Nate Weiss’s visit is very timely indeed.  In addition to the current releases we will be showing a vertical selection of the Alexander Valley going back over 20 years! 

Join us as we welcome Nate to South Florida for a special dinner and tasting at the Wine Bar.  Chef Toni Lampasone will be making a special meal to accompany the tasting wines and the fee for this event is $195 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

 

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Silver Oak and Twomey Wine Dinner with Special Guest
Winemaker Nate Weiss
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:30 PM

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Twomey Sauvignon Blanc Napa / Sonoma  2017
Price: $30.50   Sale $26.84

Golden straw hues. Lively aromatics, mango, guava, a touch of ginger, apple, and honey. Playful grassy element, candied Meyer lemon with anise with tart lime, pithy grapefruit, and bright acidity

 

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Twomey Pinot Noir Russian River 2016
Price: $56.25   Sale $49.50

Wild berry, mushroom, forest floor, white gardenia, coriander. Dark entry with a strong and bold touch, red clay-iron, cherry extract, coffee and root beer, with good viscosity and depth.

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Twomey  Pinot Noir Bien Nacido / Sta Maria 2016
Price: $63.00   Sale $55.44

Little to no fog developed, resulting in sun-soaked vineyards and concentrated berries. Aromas of grilled summer peaches, honeyed nut, a touch of nutmeg and barley. Delicate flavors & creamy layers with juice of red rhubarb.

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Twomey  Merlot Napa Valley 2014
Price: $67.50   Sale $59.40

Black cherry, roasted meat, wet soil, raspberry jam, mocha, loose pipe tobacco, dried blueberry, and brioche. Velvet entry, structured mid-palate, mouthwatering, bright cherry, blackberry, vanilla flavors, and an enticing texture.

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Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2014
Price: $85.50   Sale $75.24

A blend of 97.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.3% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.3% Malbec and 0.2% Cabernet Franc.  The 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a garnet color with a ruby red rim and bluish tint. It has an alluring nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle and sage. On the palate, it has a broad yet delicate entry and offers cranberry flavors. These flavors are complemented by raspberry and pluot with savory black olive characters on the mid-palate. The wine finishes with silky tannins, cedar and bramble flavors withexcellent length and return. This wine is drinkable upon release, but given proper cellaring conditions can be enjoyed through 2038.

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Silver Oak  Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley  2014
Price: $143.50 Sale $126.28

A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.6% Merlot, 6.7% Cabernet Franc, 2.1% Petit Verdot and 1.6% Malbec.  The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an opaque crimson color with a purplish hue. The alluring nose draws you in with notes of cassis, black cherry, pipe tobacco, salted caramel, cocoa beans, and fresh strawberry. This full-bodied wine enters with a depth of flavor and offers mouth-coating, velvety tannins, and flavors of cream soda and red fruit. Black currant and vanilla notes crescendo through the palate to the lengthy finish. This wine is drinkable upon release,but given proper cellaring conditions can be enjoyed through 2040.

 

Vertical of Silver Oak Alexander Valley

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1988  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1991  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1992  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1994  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1997  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1998  Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

 

Menu

Selection of Charcuterie
Salmon Carpaccio with pink Grapefruit, Honey and Red Peppercorn Cardamom Aioli
Seared Tuna and Wild Mushrooms with sautéed baby Harpke Farms Baby Greens Strawberry Balsamic Reduction
Cherrywood Bacon Fat Seared Rare A-5 Waygu Kobe Filet with Ponzu Syrup Dipping Sauce

 

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $195 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 

A bit about Silver Oak Winery:

 

Silver Oak began over a handshake between two friends with a bold vision: focus on one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, aged exclusively in American oak and worthy of cellaring for decades to come.

Raymond Twomey Duncan, a Colorado entrepreneur who began investing in California vineyards in the late 1960s, and Justin Meyer, a winemaker and former Christian Brother, began in a Napa Valley dairy barn in 1972, producing only 1,100 cases of their inaugural vintage.

Over the next two decades, Silver Oak grew in popularity. Our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley Cabernets sold quickly upon their release from the winery and became a sought-after staple on restaurant wine lists around the country. After selecting Daniel Baron to succeed him as winemaker in 1994, Justin retired, selling his share of Silver Oak to the Duncan family in 2001.

With David R. Duncan serving as President and CEO and Tim Duncan as Executive Vice President, the Duncan family continues to operate the winery to this day.

In 2006, a fire destroyed our historic Oakville winery. It was a difficult and emotional event; but in hindsight, a blessing in disguise. When we regrouped on the morning of the fire, we knew we had to rebuild, and it wasn’t long before the excitement of a new, state-of-the-art winery overcame our sense of loss.

Today, we are applying this experience from our LEED Platinum Oakville winery toward a new winery in the Alexander Valley. Set amidst 70 acres of estate vineyards along the rolling foothills of the Mayacamas mountains, our new Alexander Valley winery – set to open for harvest 2017 – will push industry design and innovation standards through alternative energy sources, innovative water reuse systems and reclaimed building materials.

“We have yet to make our best bottle of wine,” or the idea that our best wines are still ahead of us, is a philosophy that guides everything we do. In 2015, we became the first North American winery to own and operate an American oak cooperage, giving us full control over the quality of our barrelmaking needs.

Today, we farm more than 400 acres of vines in Napa Valley and Alexander Valley with a leading-edge approach toward precision viticulture, allowing us to give our vines exactly what they need, when they need it. All of our estate vineyards are certified under California’s Sustainable Winegrowing program.

In 2014, Nate Weis joined us as only the third winemaker in our 45-year history. Nate worked side-by-side with Daniel Baron, just as Daniel worked with Justin Meyer before his retirement. These overlapping tenures ensure the handing down of our commitment to continuous improvement and the wisdom that our best wines are still ahead of us.

 

Older Vintages of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Available:

 

1985 Silver Oak Cabernet Alexander Valley
Price: $135.00    Your Price: $108.00 Quantity in Stock: 1

 

1988 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $76.00     Quantity in Stock: 2

 

1991 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $135.00    Your Price: $108.00 Quantity in Stock: 2

 

1992 Silver Oak Cabernet Alexander Valley
Price: $125.00    Your Price: $100.00 Quantity in Stock: 2

 

1993 Silver Oak Cabernet Alexander Valley
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $76.00     Quantity in Stock: 1

 

1994 Silver Oak Cabernet Alexander Valley
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $76.00     Quantity in Stock: 2

 

1995 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $115.00    Your Price: $92.00   Quantity in Stock: 3

 

1996 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $76.00     Quantity in Stock: 1

 

1997 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander 3 Liter
Price: $600.00    Your Price: $480.00 Quantity in Stock: 2

 

1997 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $76.00     Quantity in Stock: 15

 

2001 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $120.00    Sale Price: $95.00    Quantity in Stock: 1

 

2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $120.00    Your Price: $96.00   Quantity in Stock: 1

 

2013 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Price: $82.50    Your Price: $66.00     Quantity in Stock: 10

 

 

 

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