1997 Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family) Cabernet Sauvignon Jefferson Cuvée

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 20, 2018 - I bought this on sale in 1999. I had consumed the other bottles including the Corley Reserve long ago. I put this away and never got around to drinking it and long after its neglect I pulled and tasted it expecting to have to dump it. Cork albeit short was in perfect shape. No bricking, it really looks like the latest vintage of California Cab. Tart cherries, black tea, cranberry, and just a little heat on the finish. Maybe the high acidity kept this preserved and drinkable but it was good enough to drink with dinner and way too enjoyable to toss. I doubt many others have kept this around but let me know if you did.

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  • tomoem commented:

    5/5/19, 7:59 PM - I really appreciated your note. I did have this wine tonight and found it better than drinkable. Wanted to let you know since you did query this in your note.

  • rustyRudy commented:

    5/6/19, 11:24 AM - Thanks for your note and comment, I agree it was more than drinkable which is why I gave it a 90.

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