1997 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
United States, California, Napa Valley
Wine Rating: 90
Uncorked: 2008.04.06 – Brigid & Morgan Richardson visit to NE Ohio
Nicely bottle aged. Pretty ruby jewel color with no bronzing. Soft nose with dark berries, soft smokiness and toasted oak. In the mouth it was very smooth and richly balanced. Ripe cherry, plum, and blackberry. Some earthiness, tobacco, and smoky oak flavors. The fruit was integrated with the other flavors for good balance. The finish was a bit weak with velvety tannins. This one benefited from nearly 9 years laying in the bottle. A bit on the light side, but this is what a California Cab should taste like.
$30.00 (in 2000)