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Default 1997 Far Niente Cabernet

Pulled this penultimate bottle of 1997 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet
last night and moved it's brother to the orphan bin. The 1997 vintage
for Cabernet in Napa was big, ripe, lush, low acid and was predicted
to fall apart in time. Not so with this bottle. Still a deep red
with little sign of age in the glass. Plummy and ripe on the nose
with a bit of leather now behind a red berry aroma. Medium weight
with a fair amount of Napa "dust" on the palate. Red currants and
plums dominate the palate with well resolved tannins and a soft smooth
mouthfeel. "B+"

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