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Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve 1997

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of extraordinary intensity and depth. It has a very dark garnet color and a concentrated nose of cassis liqueur, plum, dark chocolate and violets. It is mouth filling and extremely rich on the palate. This Cabernet will continue to improve through 2023.

Whitehall Lane Winery:
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for produc... Read more
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine. Read less

Member Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve

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Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
11/24/2009

Smooth gradient of color from rim to center. Starting from a light brick to deep maroon. Scents of caramel, coffee, and alcohol. After tasting the wine revealed flavors of cherries, plum, and smoke. Very mellow and well balanced tannin with an extremely long finish.


Snooth User: WJoeTrojan
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4.00 5
09/08/2008

Robust and rich, but slightly disappointing for the price.


Snooth User: kvadhg
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0.00 5
06/24/2011

Suberb! I love the peppery spice!


External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Silver Anniversary Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

... dense purple color with boisterous sweet spicy new oak licorice and olive notes...In the mouth it reveals medium body sweet jammy cherry fruit and a soft finish... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 94The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine has a flamboyant nose of fruitcake, licorice, Asian spice, black currants, and toasty wood. Deep, opulent, viscous, intense, chewy, and thick, it is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon made in an all-American oak lovers' style. It should drink well for 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the res... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1500ml


External Review
01/29/2009

Legendary Vintage! Ultra Rare!Vintage Description: The 1997 growing season was marked by extremes. Despite floods, early budbreak, heat waves and high yields, we made some of the most exciting wines in recent memory.Early winter rainfall was abundant


External Review
07/03/2010

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine has a flamboyant nose of fruitcake, licorice, Asian spice, black currants, and toasty wood. Deep, opulent, viscous, intense, chewy, and thick, it is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon made in an all-American oak lovers' style. It should drink well for 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Deep ruby-red with faint amber at the rim. Deeply pitched aromas of currant tobacco mocha bitter chocolate game oak char and cigar box; strong element of sweet roasted wood. Sweeter and richer than the Alexander Valley bottling; has more mid-palate stuffing to buffer its firm spine of acidity. Just a whiff of herbs in the mouth. Finishes quite long with broad tannins reaching the teeth. Complex and satisfying. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

...Classic California cabernet aromas of blackcurrant tar and menthol. Began slightly lean and herbaceous but seemed to put on weight and gain in texture as it opened in the glass. Firm acids are a bit tart but not quite spiky. Finishes firmly tannic with a faint greenness and a note of coconutty sweet oak. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of extraordinary intensity and depth. It has a very dark garnet color and a concentrated nose of cassis liqueur, plum, dark chocolate and violets. It is mouth filling and extremely rich on the palate. This Cabernet will continue to improve through 2023.

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