Red

1996 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection Library Release

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2011 (Edit)
CT88.5 159 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • indiscriminate palate wrote:

    September 8, 2021 - Library release. Ten years ago, other notes were urging us to drink up but I’m glad I put this bottle away. Nice, maturing Cab with leather and mushroom notes over the dark red fruit. This was never a blockbuster, but an enjoyable wine that is only just past its prime (library release) at 25 years.

  • lovemycab Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 25, 2020 - Drink side by side with 1995 and 1997. Some crumbled corks among the 3, but all were drinking great. The order of enjoyment varied a bit; some preferred the 1995 and some the 1997 as the best of the group. The 1996 was good, but not the favorite of the 3.

  • juffer Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 4, 2019 - Nose of dried cherry, earth. Beautiful mouth with still the impression of cherries. Excellent acidity and tannic structure on the finish with a touch of sweet tobacco. Was clearly built to last and drinking extremely well now.

  • Mark Brandon Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 8, 2017 - Awesome... subtle, plum notes, long finish. Definitely closing in on end of life, but killer with lightly seasoned beef kabobs.

  • BigRed777 Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 26, 2017 - Opened for a 21st birthday celebration (not mine). Still had a solid and slightly earthy nose. Good color and depth. Drank very well paired with a steak at an Italian restaurant. A lot of the fruit had disappeared but that was to be expected given the bottle age. Still had plenty of structure and nice soft tannins at the end.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Burgess
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Vintage Selection Library Release
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 081218967897, 081218977896

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 282 (29%)
  • Consumed 702 (71%)

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