The 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet is composed of 94.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The final blend was aged for 24 months in American oak barrels from our cooperage, The Oak. Blending before barrel aging—a signature of the Silver Oak winemaking style—allows blends to be based on the inherent qualities of their vineyard components before oak influence. Ruby in color, the 2018 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of cassis, caramel, juniper and pomegranate. Lifted and vibrant on the nose, this wine is fresh on the palate with a juicy, fruit-forward core. Its silky mouthfeel will provide drinking pleasure through 2044 given proper cellaring.