Red

1997 Del Dotto Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • rmcnees wrote: 88 points

    December 25, 2018 - Consistent with earlier tasting notes. Still holding its own at 21 years.

    https://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2018/12/gala-holiday-dinner-features-napa-cab.html

  • rmcnees wrote: 88 points

    December 24, 2017 - Consistent with last year's tasting notes, "Tonight's tasting was more consistent with notes from a few years ago, dark ruby color, medium to full body, spicy black berry and black currant fruits are still vibrant in this nineteen year old, accented by tones of earthy leather, cedar and tobacco with hints of anise on the smooth tannin finish."

    https://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2017/12/del-dotto-napa-gio-and-cab-franc-1997.html

  • rmcnees wrote: 88 points

    December 24, 2016 - Tonight's tasting was more consistent with notes from a few years ago, dark ruby color, medium to full body, spicy black berry and black currant fruits are still vibrant in this nineteen year old, accented by tones of earthy leather, cedar and tobacco with hints of anise on the smooth tannin finish.

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  • rmcnees wrote: 86 points

    May 19, 2016 - The Del Dotto was dark garnet colored, starting to show a slight bit of a rust hue and haziness from its age, medium to full bodied, a bit tart cherry and black raspberry on opening, giving way to a layer of sweet berry turning to leather, tobacco leaf and damp earth on the slightly musty finish. As cited in tasting notes last year, time to drink up.

    http://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2016/05/del-dotto-napa-valley-cabernet-franc.html

  • rmcnees wrote: 87 points

    January 4, 2016 - Consistent with earlier notes, continuation of diminution from aging according to the same timeline of earlier tastings.

    Dark garnet colored, started to take on a slight brownish hue reflecting its age, medium bodied, the cherry fruit is giving way to black cherry and black berry fruits turning to non-fruit earthy dusty leather, tobacco and tea tones with hints of cedar on the moderate tangy tannin finish.

    http://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2016/01/del-dotto-vineyards-napa-valley.html

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Del Dotto
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
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  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 43 (58%)
  • Consumed 31 (42%)

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