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Magazine Archives: March 31, 2008

1997 California Cabernets Reach a Plateau

Results are mixed, but many wines are outstanding
James Laube
Issue: March 31, 2008


The 1997 California Cabernets were showy wines from the get-go. Tasted from barrel, they were fun and easy to like. In bottle, they further impressed with their ostentatious, rich fruit flavors and plush textures—a sheer joy.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 21, 2008.


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