Red

1997 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 113

  • ipp wrote: 90 points

    March 22, 2020 - A bit past prime drinking

  • ipp Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 18, 2020 - earthy nose. silky tannins. drink now.

  • gr8penut Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 10, 2019 - Unbelievable nose, color and finish for a wine that was 22 years old!

  • patwjr wrote: 89 points

    June 4, 2019 - Pnp. Old earthy nose & minimal taste at first. With air & warmth showed additional old, soft fruit. Definitely past its prime though can still be enjoyed if you DRINK NOW. It's on a downhill decline...fast I believe.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cbuhlman wrote:

    March 31, 2019 - Magnum
    1997, from my recollection was the first great year in recent Napa vintages. At 20+ years, it goes to show that well made cabernet from good terroir can rival classed Bordeaux. Saturated garnet no bricking, but a little opaque.
    Very smooth, no hard edges, and still sweet and slightly herbal, with good cherry fruit with a balsamic tint on the palate and a long dusty finish. Truth be told, this wine probably peaked a good 5 years ago.
    Drink up
    90-92

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Viader
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 1000000000227, 851645004072

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,096 (57%)
  • Consumed 814 (43%)

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