1997 Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Healthy deep ruby color. Fine, barely secondary aromas of red currant, earth, mineral and conifer. Vigorous palate with far more red fruit than black, loam, medium bodied with a lot of almost fully resolved tannins, a touch of cypress, a tiny hint of black pepper. The finish is not as long as I would have expected, but it’s balanced, clean and reprises the flavors. A lovely glass in a sweet spot for those who want both freshness and secondary flavors. Rated 91.02, should hold at this quality and evolve for 5 years.

Dan Kravitz

I’d have given it a 91.03!