Silver Oak

Susan Castner
Napa Valley, California

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Friday, May 10, 2024 at the Trade Tasting

Family owned for more than 50 years, Silver Oak has produced Cabernets aged exclusively in American oak. Its exceptional, food-friendly wines are both drinkable upon release and worthy of cellaring for decades to come. Ray Duncan founded Silver Oak with Justin Meyer in 1972, and it’s now owned and operated by Ray’s sons, David and Tim, with a commitment to innovative and sustainable viticulture practices across its vineyard properties, winemaking facilities, tasting rooms and cooperage. In addition to acquiring OVID Napa Valley in 2017, the Duncan family also founded Twomey Cellars in 1999 and Timeless Napa Valley in 2020.

Timeless Napa Valley, a single vineyard proprietary red blend from the Duncan family of Silver Oak, is a transparent expression of Soda Canyon Ranch and a tribute to Silver Oak co-founder Ray Duncan.

Crafted by Silver Oak winemaker Nate Weis, this wine reflects the distinct characteristics of Soda Canyon Ranch in the Napa Valley. The site—tucked away in the southern benchlands of the Napa Valley’s Vaca Mountains—was acquired by the Duncan family in 1999 and has since been farmed as six vineyards in one. From each micro-vineyard, Nate and team select the best fruit to create an elegant and singular expression of this vineyard in a given year.