Buttonwood Farm 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Ynez Valley)

Don't look for Napa-esque depth or richness in South Coast Cabs. The frame is leaner, the flavors more austere. This wine seems thin and sharp, but there's something about it—a sense of terroir, personality, call it what you will—that's likable, even complex. It's a bit aggressive right now, but should soften nicely with 2 or 3 years in the cellar.

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