Barbour Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 1997
The dense blue/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a terrific nose of plums, cherry liqueur, cassis, and subtle new oak. It is beautifully pure, with gobs of fruit, low but adequate supporting acidity, and plenty of ripe tannin in theAdd winemaker's notes
In 1992 and after decades of developing and maintaining some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley, Jim Barbour decided it was time to make his own wine. He chose a vineyard just south of St. Helena to cultivate his grapes and recruited good friend and winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett, to start Barbour Wines.