1997 Lokoya - Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 750ml

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1997 Lokoya - Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain
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International Wine Cellar | 89(+?)

Saturated ruby-red. Brooding, tight nose hints at briary blackberry, medicinal black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fat and broad in the mouth, but more juicy and less filled in than the Rutherford bottling. Distinctly briary berry flavors. Not currently showing the thickness and sweetness of fruit a barrel sample of this juice displayed last year. A more muscular, structured style of cabernet whose big, dusty mountain tannins will require several years to harmonize with the wine's fruit.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 95

Opulent, sexy, and immediately charming is the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain (1,100 cases). It exhibits a saturated purple color in addition to an explosive nose of licorice, cedar, roasted herbs, and black plums and currants. Full-bodied, with a voluptuous texture, low acidity, and heady alcohol, this offering possesses considerable tannin, but it is beautifully submerged by the wine's depth of extract and high glycerin. Impressive, with a flamboyant personality, this 1997 should drink well for 18-20 years.

Drink Dates: 2000-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Wine Spectator | 93

Dark, firm and concentrated, with chewy tannins wrapped around a core of earthy currant, mineral, blackberry and cherry, finishing with excellent length and depth. Needs time. 1,188 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 95
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/02/2011
Drink Dates: 2002-2017
Wow. Blueberry and cassis nose. Mocha Cocoa and dark fruit on the palate. Sweet tannins, very balanced and long finish.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Lokoya - Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain:

2011 (750ml)

About This Producer


Lokoya wines are identified with the terroir of Napa's mountain vineyards. Sparse soils, high elevations, good drainage, and the cool climates of the mountains and benches form the backbone for intense Cabernet Sauvignons.

Lokoya's goal is to choose sites, lots, and rows of vines that express the terroir and identity of their location through their wines.

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