Silver Oak - you have likely heard the name, it's a producer I think I've had by the glass somewhere, but really haven't had a chance to sit and enjoy.
Vanilla and cherry on the nose.
Solid. More of a plum thing on the palate, firm oak, bold tannins after six hours of air (though certainly approachable), black cherry comes through. Everything is well integrated and smooth, but it borders on too smooth, if that makes sense. I thought I'd have more to say about this one...
The finish fades with spices and eucalyptus.
A jolly good bottle of wine, but perhaps not as interesting as one would hope for in a $50 product.