1997 Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family) Cabernet Sauvignon Jefferson Cuvée

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • tomoem Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 5, 2019 - A vivid and lively expression of brighter red fruits like bing cherry, and cranberries. Lacks balance but still kicking at 22 years. Truly high acidity likely did keep this wine going. It is (as expected with high acidity) still acidic and represents the only large element keeping this wine from being better.

    The nose is awesome and loaded with crushed cherries and a small amount of fresh asphalt and some tobacco leaf. The in mouth feel is a slightly different story as the acidity quickly takes over. It reveals a sour and tinged cherry fruit with lively "tart like" sourness.

    All that said ..... I love older wine. I love its unique flavor and relish these opportunities. This wine is still good and worth discovering.


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