07 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon ($80) 

We just received the 09 shipment of the 07 wine on Friday and decided to try it fully realising it was probably going to be too young. This was certainly the case. The tannis were still very strong and the fruit struggled to get through them. That said the wine was balanced very well with good acidity and some deep dark fruit. I suspect that this wine is going to another 5 years on the cellar before coming into its own. The 03's we have are just starting to show well so we are looking forward to trying this in 2016 ! 

© John Holmes 2014