Wine Spectrum #7 Wine of 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon | Oakville | Wine Spectrum 94
As we’d expect from a warmer vintage this wine is bursting with ripe fruit aromas from the moment the cork is popped. Blackberry and ripe currant intermingle with anise, cardamom, and a hint of miso. Toasted wood comes wafting through with each sip but is it oak or cedar. Two years in oak coupled with a warm season have made this wine immediately approachable and smooth. 2013 is a standout vintage drinking well upon release but will age well into the future.
From the Founders of Silver Oak:
One of the state’s iconic wine brands, Meyer Family Cellars occupies a unique place in the story of California wine. It was established in 1987 by Silver Oak founders and former owners Justin and Bonny Meyer, who dreamt of a family wine brand that drew upon their extensive experience in the Napa and Alexander Valleys. Incorporated in the plan too was their son, Matt, a well-traveled student of wine and graduate of the enology and viticulture program at the University of California Davis.