04 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet ($65) ☺☺☺☺☺

Following on from their success as a 5 star wine for the 05 Cabernet came this blockbuster from 2004. These wines re getting to their peak right now and patience certainly has been rewarded. I have never really got the "drink them early" attitude and would rather wait and risk losing the wines as in most cases the mature Cabernets are stunning. This 04 certainly hit the mark with a nice steak. Deep, deep black fruit with a hint of mint and cherry with ladings of smooth tannins on the nose. On the palate there are hints of chocolate, molasses and cedar wood. I could get used to drinking this every day, but will keep it for special events like Fathers Day.

Happy Fathers Day to all of you, you know who you are !!

© John Holmes 2014