Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley
Two powerful and supple Cabernets are produced at Silver Oak Cellars. The estate was established as a partnership between Ray Duncan and the late Justin Meyer, the original winemaker. Daniel Baron took over those reins and continues to produce wines of substance and quality, particularly in the case of the Napa Valley bottling, despite production now running at around 70,000 cases a year. The style is classic northern California: the wines are rich, ripe and full but offer an accessible, rounded texture and surprisingly soft tannins; the Napa Valley label has additional finesse and depth. A newer venture is a premium Merlot planted in finely drained volcanic soils at the Soda Canyon Ranch in south-eastern Napa. This is marketed under the Twomey label and a winery has been established in Calistoga where Sauvignon Blanc is also being produced from estate vineyards. In 2007 a further development was a winery set up for the production of Pinot Noir in Healdsburg with a dedicated tasting room. (DM)
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