• Behind the Bottle

    Behind the Bottle

Committment to Quality

Wine is a subjective, personal experience. Like fine art or music, each person can and will experience wine in a different way. While some find joy in a deep and complex evaluation of wine, most find the key question to evaluate a wine is: Do you like it? With this in mind, we enjoy greeting guests at our Tasting Room or on the road and sharing our unique experience that is Silver Oak.

Here is what goes in to each Silver Oak bottle.

Our Grapes: Carefully Selected Growers and Vineyards

Silver Oak complements winery-owned fruit with grapes from top independent growers throughout the Napa and Alexander Valley appellations, giving our winemaking team access to the highest-caliber fruit to make Cabernet of the finest quality.

Our American Oak Barrels: A Hallmark of Silver Oak

“We have yet to make our best bottle of wine.” This is a saying we have at Silver Oak that embodies our commitment to quality, continuous improvement and excellence. Our pursuit of making our best bottle of wine continues as in 2015 we became the sole owners of a Missouri-based cooperage we proudly call The Oak Cooperage.

Our Corks: A Commitment to Quality

No detail goes overlooked in our pursuit of excellent wine, and that includes cork quality. Associate Winemaker Christiane Schleussner pioneered the use of the “dry soak” method with a team of researchers from Cork Supply USA, and this method has given Silver Oak one of the lowest cork taint rates on large-format bottles in the wine industry: 0.53% cork taint versus the 4% industry standard.

Our Extended Bottle Aging Method

Bottle shock is real. It takes a full-bodied red wine 12 months to fully recover and show the full expression of fruit that it had before bottling. We give wine more time in the bottle, and the end result is a food-friendly, moderate-alcohol (13–14.1%) Cabernet that is drinkable upon release.

The Story of American Oak

From the great woodlands of America to the wine in your glass, explore how American oak, one of the signatures of our wine style, goes from forest to barrel to glass.

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Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet

Next Release Day

Join us for a first taste of our 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on August 5, 2017.

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Recipes and Pairings

Recipes and Pairings

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