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Vintage 1997 - California Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 1997 in Napa and Sonoma counties of California was a great growing season and produced classic wines. It was the best vintage since 1994 for California Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vintage was marked by warm dry weather that matured the grapes earlier than normal. The best of these wines are perfect choices for cellar aging. Surprisingly, the 1997 crop was the largest in California history. It just shows that if nature smiles on you, it is possible to have very good quality as well as large quantity.