Red

1997 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 102

  • stschutz wrote: (87 points)

    April 17, 2016 - Very slight port wine aftertaste on a well kept bottle makes me wonder how much longer this vintage can hold up. Color was good, but not much left on the nose. Advise to drink now.

  • Ron Slye wrote: (89 points)

    March 5, 2016 - At first a bit closed and dry -- almost as though the fruit has dried out. But with about an hour in the glass, the dry veneer dissipates, and some fruit, with some nice savory flavors, begins to emerge. A bit of sediment near the end cut short what was starting to be a more enjoyable wine.

  • Ron Slye wrote: (88 points)

    December 27, 2015 - Musty nose with elements of dark berries and prunes palate of sweet prunes and dry forest floor. Still some tannins. This is a bit more mellow than earlier in its life. Finish is medium and dry. Chalky tannins at the end. (375'ml)

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (91 points)

    September 23, 2015 - Cassis, black and earthy, forest floor and fresh herbs create the nose. The wine is medium bodied, soft textured and ends with a sweet and tart, dusty, elegant finish. This showed a lot better a few years ago. But who hasn’t?

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  • Lazerlar Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 3, 2015 - Purchased upon release and drinking beautifully tonight. One more bottle left but I don't think I will let to many years pass before enjoying it.

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    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Viader
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 1000000000227, 851645004072

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,107 (63%)
  • Consumed 652 (37%)

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