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Retrospective: 1997 California Cabernets

A decade down the line, the wines have reached a plateau, with many still outstanding but others mixed
James Laube
Posted: January 7, 2008


For 25 years, senior editor James Laube has been reviewing and writing about California Cabernets for Wine Spectator. Each year, he conducts blind retrospective tastings of older vintages. In late 2007, he tasted wines from 1997, 1987 and 1977.

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