• 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.

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  • Nothung Likes this wine: (90 points)

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Ronfeldman wrote: (92 points)

    August 3, 2013 - Needed 90 minute decant. Port and raisin out of the bottle that burned off into a nice balanced wine with time. Still have one left, will not wait to open.

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  • RWINO wrote: (94 points)

    June 23, 2012 - Decanted, after 4 hours opened up to be a classic cab, though not as powerful or rich as the 1995 we had last year.

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  • mdp.blue wrote: (89 points)

    April 21, 2012 - Deep, deep cherry. Decanted for three hours ahead of first taste. Five hours in started to get a bit of cocoa. Minerals on the nose and taste, light and consistent. A hint oF eucalypus. The wine is past it's prime and I knew that at time of purchase. Great value for me but I would suggest that if you have the 1997, drink now.

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  • finca wrote: (92 points)

    March 23, 2012 - Really closed for about an hour and opened up. Beautiful fuit

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  • kenarn wrote:

    March 17, 2012 - - Slow forming legs. It's unbalanced with a medium finish.

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