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1997 Vintage

Abundant sunlight in the previous vintages produced high fertility in the vine buds and a large crop, which was thinned to the lowest per-acre yield in a decade. Harvest was early and very compact, comprising just 11 days. The wine combines vigor with finesse.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 5%, Malbec 4%, Petit Verdot 1%

Skin Contact:
32 Days

Barrel Aging:
18 Months 
in New French Oak

Our Aging Guideline Chart suggests: you can continue to hold this wine.