Category Archives: 1992

1994 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I thought this was the least interesting of the bunch. One of those vintages that put Napa Valley on the map. On the nose, bouquet, medium intensity, black cherry, cassis, serious 2×4, spice, but mainly lots of oak, and not earthy. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, dark berry milkshake, not that great of a finish.  At least it didn’t cost as much then.    

1992 Apex Merlot

This was the best wine in a flight of serious clout. On the nose, evolved bouquet, medium+ intensity, baked plums, nice veggie component, tobacco leaf, powdered cocoa, some spice, some dusty earth, and not oaky. On the palate, dry, nicely structured, medium tannin, medium acidity, very nicely balanced, good spice, fruit, and dusty complex finish.…Continue Reading