Red

1997 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • Trent Walker Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 23, 2020 - Very nice juice. Give it 10 years or so more, maybe 20. Just so much fruit, but nice. A little overpowering for me right now until it gets some more complexity on the palate. Notes ended up in the trash unfortunately.

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    February 8, 2020 - Acker Merrall Bicentennial Gala (Cipriani Wall Street - New York NY): Late night, small glass from large format, brief note. Massive and ultra ripe black fruit with sweet spice. Intense concentration and weight, there is nothing demure about this wine. Easy to appreciate, even if it's not exactly my style of wine, particularly as it finishes on the warm side.

  • Mark H. LeQuire wrote: 95 points

    June 11, 2018 - Very worthy of it's rating. Very classic aged California cabernet. Dark ruby color. Moderate rim variation in the glass. No flaws. Mild sediment. Old world character. Dark fruity nose. Low tannin. Low acid. Medium alcohol. Long finish. Our one and only bottle. Probably beyond peak, but, a beautiful experience. Paired perfectly with grilled hamburger.

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  • rlove wrote: 95 points

    January 1, 2018 - On initial pop this offered gorgeous Burgundian sous bois notes before transitioning with air to more typical aromas of blue fruit, dark cherry, graphite, and licorice. Elegant and polished, with plenty of ripe acidity and a silky, lightweight texture. Incredible depth to the lingering finish. At twenty years old, the 1997 Herb Lamb is probably at its peak and will hold there for five or so years.

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  • fcxj wrote: 94 points

    December 11, 2017 - Palais. Great restraint for Napa, lovely. From mag.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Colgin Retrospective at the Villa d’Este Wine Symposium (Apr 2016), 4/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/3/2015 (link) 94 points

    (Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb) Opaque dark red violet color; tart black currant, tart plum nose; rich, complex, tart black currant, tart plum, cedar, mint palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Colgin
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Herb Lamb
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 392 (66%)
  • Consumed 196 (33%)

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