1997 Cain "Five" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend SKU #992073


ST 92 RP 91 WE 91
WS 91
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This is the first year that Cain did not use any Merlot in the final blend. Cain believes the Merlot in 1997 was not seen as an asset to the blend and instead of forcing even 1% in there, it was left out entirely. The final blend came out to be 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot and 1% Malbec. The wine is typical of a 1997 Cabernet blend, sweet and ripe with excellent concentration and density. Along with the sweet fruit comes some balance and finesse. The wine also shows a firm structure and a good deal of power. It should have no problem developing in a cellar. Definitely one of the best 1997s we have tasted here at K&L. Production for the Cain Five is 6,770 cases. (Trey Beffa, K&L Domestic Buyer)


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