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1997 Liparita Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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ageworthy
01/03/2001
by putnam
Structured. Loaded with cassis, coffee and tight-grained wood flavor. The finish is balanced. Could use a little more body through the finish. My experience with Liparita is that these wines are built to age, but sometimes dry out too soon. 91 Points. 1-4-2000

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Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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