1997 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2014
CT91 104 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • Ron Slye wrote: (86 points)

    November 24, 2014 - From a 375. These definitely should be drunk soon. This one was in between the other two -- nose of anise. Taste of medium strong anise, chocolate, old leather. If you like em old you will like this. I generally do, but this seems a bit too tired out. Not much left to support.

  • Ron Slye wrote: (84 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Still limping along. Nose of candied cherry, with an overlay of leather. A little hot on the nose. Not the palate, still some fruit in the center. Tannins dry out the mouth, and there is a bit of a bitter edge, which continues with the finish. There is still a lot here, but it is not very pleasant. Perhaps in a few years it will sort itself out, but at the moment this is fine, not great.

  • drcoop wrote: (89 points)

    October 6, 2014 - Drink now!!!!!

  • Ron Slye wrote: (88 points)

    February 19, 2014 - very different than when I first had this wine. Very strong initial taste of raisins, dried currants. Almost like an amarone. But this develops out after a while and becomes a bit more subdued. Drinking pretty well, but I think I would drink this up in the next year or so (and I have a fair amount to drink!). I would say this is very good, but I do not score it as high as some others. This might be bottle variation, though this bottle was not noticeably bad and has been stored in cellar conditions for the last decade or more.

  • BeaverBob Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 15, 2014 - Dark ruby in color with a nose of tobacco and leather. Surprising full body, with hardly any age showing, it could go another five years. Tannins were mild, but appealing. Enjoyed this with grilled lamb chops.

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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 Code 1000000000227

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1122 (67%)
  • Consumed 563 (33%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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