Silver Oak

A Wine by Any Other Name
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 112
Vintage

2019

Silver Oak

A Wine by Any Other Name

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • The fruit for your wine was sourced from two Napa Valley vineyards, collectively representing more than 50 years of Silver Oak history
  • This wine was sustainably farmed and produced
  • Aging for 24 months in American oak barrels from our cooperage, The Oak, in Higbee, Missouri
  • This wine is a blend of 86.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.1% Petit Verdot, 5.1% Merlot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc

This unique Cabernet-based blend was crafted from the best lots of the 2019 vintage and made with the very dedication and compassion that is at the heart of Premiere Napa Valley. Warm and even weather through the summer yielded near ideal growing conditions, and fruit developed with nice balance and depth of flavor. The resulting wine has bright, red fruit aromatics of cherry and raspberry and a subtle, fresh floral note. Vanilla and hints of coconut and baking spice character from our American Oak barrels add depth and complexity. On the palate, this exquisite Premiere Napa Valley blend has an expressive and smooth entry with flavors of strawberry, licorice, and black pepper. Its beauty (deep ruby in color) is complemented by structure and a density across the midpalate, plus a plushness that will continue to develop in barrel—and for years to come in bottle. For many years, the Duncan family of Silver Oak has farmed the two vineyards from which fruit for this blend originates.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Nate Weis

Winemaker, Silver Oak

Winemaker, Nate Weis

Although he toyed with the idea of becoming a pilot or possibly a
firefighter, Nate Weis' decision to pursue winemaking seemed almost inevitable. A Napa Valley native whose father is also a winemaker, Nate grew up with wine on the table and a drawer full of t-shirts emblazoned with winery logos. His first job after graduating with honors from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in
Biopsychology/Neuroscience was as a "cellar rat" at Groth Vineyards & Winery. "My dad suggested I make sure I actually liked winemaking before heading down that career path. I loved that first harvest, so I packed my bags, dropped my application for UC Davis grad school in the mail and went off to Hawke's Bay, New Zealand."

Nate spent the 2003 harvest at two New Zealand wineries- Craggy Range Winery and Sacred Hill Wines- and when he returned home he worked a harvest for Etude Wines before starting grad school. After earning his MS in Viticulture and Enology, he was hired as cellar master at Etude, and then spent two years as assistant winemaker for Patz & Hall Wine Company. In 2008 Nate was hired by Marchese Piero Antinori to be winemaker for Antica Napa Valley, where he made Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. He also served as winemaker for Aril Wines in Napa, a small ultra-premium producer of Cabernet and Syrah.

Nate, who joined Silver Oak in 2014, has a long list of things he likes about winemaking: "I love the uniform- jeans and boots. I love the physical nature of the work, coming home covered in muck and tired out from working hard. I love the setting and getting to play with heavy equipment; one of my best memories is a harvest spent on a tractor spreading out pomace in the vineyard and watching the sunset. And I've grown to love the plant biology part of it- figuring out how to get the vine to do what we want it to do. It's like unraveling a mystery. And of course I love the end product. I often see people when they're happiest- at a great meal with a glass of Silver Oak in their hand."

Under Director of Winemaking Daniel Baron, Nate is responsible for managing Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wine production from grape to bottle and also serving as an ambassador for the brand. Having grown up in Napa Valley where Cabernet is king, Nate is happy to be working exclusively with the varietal he most often pulls out when he wants to really savor a meal or an evening. He is also honored to work with Daniel, who he admires as an intelligent, articulate and excellent leader with an active mind and wise persona.

"Daniel has been a great steward of Silver Oak, much like Justin Meyer before him. I hope to continue this tradition, while also putting my stamp on the winery to some extent," reflects Nate. "At Silver Oak we all think that wine tends to reflect the people and personalities behind it, even in the smallest of ways. I'm excited to find out what part of me the wines of Silver Oak will ultimately reflect while also maintaining the rigorously high quality standards established here over the last 42 years."

Country born: USA

Education: Nate Weis graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in Biopsychology/Neuroscience. He then continued his education At UC Davis where he earned his MS in Viticulture and Enology.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
"I love the physical nature of the work, coming home covered in
muck and tired out from working hard. I love the setting and getting to play with heavy equipment; one of my best memories is a harvest spent on a tractor spreading out pomace in the vineyard and watching the sunset. And I've grown to love the plant biology part of it- figuring out how to get the vine to do what we want it to do. It's like unraveling a mystery. And of course I love the end product."

Laura Oskwarek

Winemaker, Silver Oak

Winemaker, Laura Oskwarek

Laura has worked at Silver Oak Napa Valley since 2009, and over the last decade, she has played a critical role in improving analytical protocols, creating quality control methodologies and streamlining operations. No detail escapes Laura’s attention, from crush to bottling, and even how our wines are shipped around the world to arrive in perfect condition.

Originally from Connecticut, Laura performed her undergraduate studies at Simmons College in Boston where she earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry and developed a scientific focus on microbiology, culminating in her thesis on cross contamination in conjunction with Proctor & Gamble.

Laura thought her focus on microbiology would lead her to a career in medicine, but her life would soon take a different path. While continuing her medical education in Denmark, Laura fell in love with “the warmth and bonding that happened at home and the dinner table over a bottle of wine.” Immediately upon her return, Laura enrolled in the Enology and Viticulture program at the University of California at Davis, and the rest is history.

Outside of harvest, Laura considers December through February to be her most critical time of the year. It is during this time, with Silver Oak VP of Winegrowing Nate Weis, the team crafts the Silver Oak Napa Valley blend. Silver Oak wines are blended before barreling, and as many as 180 permutations of the blend are evaluated before settling on the final decision.

While winemaking is cyclical, it is the diversity and creative space that Laura cites as her favorite reasons for working at Silver Oak. “Winemaking isn’t a one person show,” says Laura. “And the team you’re surrounded by matters as much as the grapes—the variety of experiences, ideas and diverse backgrounds—is what helps us push our craft to the fullest extent.”

Laura resides in the Napa Valley with her husband Phil and their two young daughters.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
“Winemaking isn’t a one person show,” says Laura. “And it’s the people who matter as much as the grapes—the variety of experiences, ideas and diverse backgrounds—is what helps us push our craft to the fullest extent.”

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