The 1999 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful, translucent crimson color with ever so slight bricking at the rim. Aromatically, it is a very interesting wine, with dried fruits, hazelnut, dusty cherry, earth and faint nuances of vanilla and sweet pipe tobacco. It has a focused and rich entry with black fruit and graphite flavors. It accomplishes being both a wide and deep wine without being heavy. Its mid-palate reveals black licorice characteristics, and the wine has great consistency throughout, leading to a finish with great length and persistence of flavors. Decanting suggested due to moderate sediment. Enjoy now through 2030.