Red

1997 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Diamond Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • Elpaninaro Likes this wine:

    November 16, 2018 - incredibly deep midnight red color, an elegant and broad- yet still undefined- nose of fruits from the red and purple sides of the spectrum, dark plums, a good bit of oak still, on the palate quite youthful and a bit hot on the tail end for me- but there is also a really fine depth of blueberry and cassis fruit, for me this wine is a lot like the Bond offerings- love the fruit but not so much the structure and wood, that said- this has less raw oak than the few Bonds I have tried, slight creaminess to the fruit, fine long balanced finish that brings it all together nicely, chocolate and cherry liqueur notes in time, it will be interesting to see what comes in time- this is far more primary and young than I would have imagined for even a 1997, at this point it seems secondary development is either a long way off or never destined to be, meantime it does make a very attractive drink if you like this heavier style (even with the heat on the end- I have to confess I did like this very much.) ***(*)+?, if I had a case of this I would plan to enjoy a few now and save several for a decade or two, whether it develops further or not- it is showing nicely now and has time in hand.

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  • MC2 Wines wrote:

    March 10, 2018 - It's entirely possible this was flawed - a friend we drank it with was sure it was corked. Opened and decanted. For me it was a just ok wine, but I wasn't sure actually bad. Fits a bit with how the '97s seem to be aging. I thought fine, but not as compelling as a Lokoya typically is. Fruit more muted. Balance reasonable. Little less layered and complex. Too bad. Was looking forward to it.

  • djkelly Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 11, 2017 - Definitely some life left here but at the same time prime drinking now. Appreciated not overpowering. 95-96 for me.

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  • Zweder wrote: flawed

    September 30, 2017 - Corked unfortunately.

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  • jkoenen wrote: flawed

    September 30, 2017 - Retrospective: California 90s (Restaurant Bottles, Sas van Gent): Corked...

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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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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lokoya
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Diamond Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 363 (56%)
  • Consumed 290 (44%)

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