TN: 1997 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon 16th Anniversary Reserve

1997 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon 16th Anniversary Reserve - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (11/28/2005)
Red4Life brought a magnum of this wine to dinner at Delmonico in Las Vegas 2 weeks ago. This was served next to some very nice Bordeaux and I did not think it faired well in comparison. I'm not exactly sure why. Perhaps it was bottle shock from travelling in a car all day. Perhaps it needed to be decanted. In any event, I thought it lacked the depth of the Bordeaux. Lean fruit with notes of oak and plum. 88 points. R4L brought the leftovers to the offline 2 days later and said it had opened up but there was so much wine I did not have a chance to getting back around to it.

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