2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

In the nose, a touch of green pepper and eucalyptus, then nice spice appears. Also, a touch of sweetness, cotton candy surrounding the light fruit on the palate. Tannins open up a bit over the course of a half-hour or so, but the wine remains restrained and so light as to disappear in the mouth when paired with food. Recommended with reservations. BSE

WHO: Silver Oak Cellars
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Alexander Valley, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $79 (Media sample)

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