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How are 1997 California Cabernets cellaring?

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How are the 1997 California Cabernets cellaring?
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Much to my chagrin, I had just started drinking wine seriously when the 97s came out--and I drank the ones I purchased...damn. I do have some 99s that I'm holding.
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I have a couple bottles of each of the Cakebread 1997s, we're going to crack one open at New Year's (probably Three Sisters) and I will post some info later, I've kept these ones cellared for awhile, although the newer ones I've tasted (mostly the regular Napa Valley) have been wonderful.
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From what I've tried so far, it's a bit of a mixed bag, but most should be drinking well. Some are opening up nicely, whereas others still seem very tannic and/or closed. Other than the really good stuff, I think most should be drinking quite well by now. A few I've had recently: A 1997 BV Tapestry recently was drinking very nicely. The oak has integrated well. A 1997 Viader was a bit closed, but opened nicely after about 45 minutes A 1997 Pride Mountain cabernet was stunning, but still has loads of tannins to shed (and so has many years of life left in it)
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I opened a 1997 Jordan to much disappointment.  Nothing interesting in it. I assume there will be variation in different wines as they age. I have a 1997 Caymus Special Selection.  Anyone tried it yet?
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