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1997 Abreu - Madrona Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml
1997 Abreu - Madrona Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon)
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1997 Abreu - Madrona Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon)
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Professional Reviews

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Wine Advocate

As I reported last year, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is a perfect Cabernet Sauvignon. It has been in bottle for over a year, and this wine, like all the others, has easily soaked up its aging in 100% new Taransaud barrels. It is a sumptuous, unctuously-textured, fabulously concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon that hits all the sweet spots on the palate, and puts the olfactory senses into overdrive. The wine smells and tastes perfect. It is a compelling effort that one day will be considered part of a small group of elite California Cabernets that may be rewriting the definition of greatness in Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1997 boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of roasted meats, scorched earth, blackberry, creme de cassis, minerals, and toast. The soaring aromatics are matched by a phenomenally intense, seamless palate, with full-bodied opulence, exquisite purity and symmetry, and a multidimensional finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This wine will be delicious when released next year, and will last for 25-30 years. It is a tour de force in winemaking.

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Community Reviews

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G Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 09/27/2013

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100

tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 03/27/2011 Site Blog: mac_h

one of the great california cabs ever made

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95

Conrad K Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 03/10/2010 Drink Dates: 2001-2015

Opaque with mocha and cedar on the nose. This bottle showed better than the previous one tasted. Chocolate, cedar and tobacco on the palate. Some layering of flavors develops after an hour of air. Medium finish.

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