1997 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection Library Release

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • NoWineWiz Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 13, 2019 - Did get the cork out in one piece, sort of. It was tearing apart as I pulled it out, but stayed in one piece and didn't crumble. Creap well past halfway up. The wine was the best bottle I've has, so far, with red and black berries, cherry quickly giving way to dried tobacco, stone, and a whisper of herbs de provence. It improved over the next hour, with soft tannins and a medium finish.

  • gcarl wrote: 94 points

    November 1, 2018 - As good a CA cab as I have enjoyed, and sadly, the last of my '97s. Cork came out perfectly with The Durand corkscrew. Decanted at the restaurant, loads of fruit/cedar, graphite, and a little leather on the nose, enticing one to spend more time sniffing than drinking. Beyond expectations on the palate: simply velvet with a medium/long finish.

  • gcarl wrote: 93 points

    February 19, 2017 - Probably the first of these old Burgess Cabs with a PERFECT cork. Notes mirror my notes of 7/6/16. Only 1 left in the cellar

  • gcarl wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2016 - Same notes as those of 7/6/1016. Terrible crumbling cork (even with Ah-So extractor), but outstanding wine. Tasted blind with other older wines, including a '96 Mount Veeder Cab, which was pretty similar. I am probably down to 2 of these.

  • gcarl wrote: 93 points

    July 6, 2016 - As usual, a crumbling dry cork but with wine up to capsule, so no loss of wine. Had to decant to filter out cork scraps, then returned to bottle for consumption. Delightful nose of graphite/cedar/floral/light cherry. Silken on the palate with dark fruits, unlike the nose, but very enjoyable with a medium to long finish. Glad to have 3 more.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 Code 081218977896

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 256 (29%)
  • Consumed 634 (71%)

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