MMMGuy, you are doing the right thing. 1997 was a fickle year in Napa for Zin, unlike Cabs. I'd suggest calling the winery. They are lovely folks and will give you honest opinions about the different vintages. Also, the prices seem a bit high. You should be able to get both the 1999 Block 7 & 28 for less than that.
Personally, I'd go straight for the 1999's.
[ 07-03-2002, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: JO ]