The first stop in our list was Silver Oak. We sampled great Cabernet Sauvignons in their tasting menu while enjoying the beautiful landscape around the winery.
We were accompanied by our friends B&B. Though we got there at 9:30 a.m., the winery opens at 9 a.m. I think this is the earliest I've been to a winery. The good thing is that Mijo and I had a good big breakfast that morning.
The tasting room is housed in a beautiful estate where the facade is made of hand quarried limestone. Outside is a minimalist courtyard and a square fountain. The good thing about Napa Valley wineries is that they are great for show and Silver Oak Cellars is a classic example.
I did not smell that whiff of wine scent usually present in wineries when I stepped in the tasting room but I did get that Napa Valley winery vibe - large wooden doors, chic interior, low lights, light music in the background, souvenir items, etc.
Here's a center wall art. I think it is carved wood.
Their tasting menu is short. They only let you taste two wines. 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. They let us taste their 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines have good nose, elegant, deep flavors and great finish. The older wine is smoother but I tasted the fruit better in the younger one.
In the end, we decided to bring home a bottle of their 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
A group of tourists arrived and our pourer thanked us for the purchase. She then proceeded to the private tasting room to greet the new visitors.
They do offer Private Tastings and that is something I'd like to do at Silver Oak next time we're here.
On the left of the tasting room is their cellar filled with lots of bottles of wines.
Here is the view of the vineyards from the huge wooden double doors.
The courtyard is also dotted with life sized sculptures.
We also got this wine pourer and stopper from the gift shop.
Silver Oak Cellars is on Oakville Crossroads in Oakville in Napa Valley.