1997 Domaine Charbay Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1999 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • STLMIKE Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 10, 2017 - Impressive wine, very surprised by vibrancy of the fruits given 20 years of age. Nice secondary complexity and a long finish. balanced and integrated. This should continue to drink well for a few more years but no reason to wait.

  • MrMoose Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 2, 2015 - Well integrated with dark red fruits and plum compote.

  • rebs1 wrote: 92 points

    August 15, 2013 - Most of the fruit has softened and the wine shows great secondary flavors.

  • davidcbaker wrote:

    November 19, 2010 - I'm not rating this as it would be an injustice. The wine has past its prime for sure but still drinks OK. The fruit outlasted the tannin so what is left was pleasant, sort of brown sugar and berries, but definitely thin. It has been interesting to sample this one over the last 11 years or so. I second the kudos to the Karakasevics. Charbay finally released their brandy, check it out.

  • thewinedaddy wrote: 92 points

    April 26, 2008 - Deep garnet color with slight brick/orange tinge, showing signs of aging. Decanted for 30 minutes. Bottle dropped a lot of sediment and really opened up after a short stint in the decanter. This wine showed classic California Cab characteristics...slight eucalyptus on the nose, integrated with decent oak and red cherry aromas. Tannins had really mellowed on this wine but still provided enough structure to frame the wonderful spice, cherry, cassis. I think we got this wine at the very end of it's peak as there was just a slight acidity that signaled a little weakening. Overall, this was outstanding. Kudos to Marko and the Karakasevic family for churning out great wines, vodkas, and spirits.

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Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (56%)
  • Consumed 28 (44%)

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