Red

1997 Oakford Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2006 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • GrapeScott wrote: (93 points)

    April 2, 2016 - From magnum. This was really singing and much better than the last 750 I had several last year. Pretty much at its peak.

  • Nothung Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 13, 2016 - Good, not profound California cab.

  • GrapeScott wrote: (92 points)

    June 23, 2015 - I think this has actually improved over the past 5 years. The tannins have softened and the fruit has become more subdued and come into focus. I have always loved the '95 and thought the '97 had similar potential, and it seems to be coming around. Pretty Old World in style, with cassis, saddle leather, dark cherry and earth notes. Really quite good. I can't believe I paid under $20 for this wine.

  • Hamersly Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 28, 2015 - What a gorgeous nose this wine has. Time has smoothed out the roughness that some reviewers noted upon release, leaving a lovely, mature, classic Napa Cab. Rich and pure, with very fine tannins. This was a little better on Day 2 so it isn't on the brink, but the fruit is a bit attenuated on the finish so I recommend enjoying within the next few years.

  • no leashes wrote: (91 points)

    February 23, 2015 - Delicious nicely mature cab, with dark cherry, earth, cassis and glycerin, beautifully balanced. Fine tannins give way to long smooth finish. Drinking beautifully right out of the bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Oakford Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 186 (57%)
  • Consumed 142 (43%)

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