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Certain wines, a very few, evolve and improve with age. The layers of complexity that result in these years in bottle are a primary reason collectors invest and store wines for the long term. The intricate flavors and delicacy in older vintage wines can amaze and delight the palate.

Wines that often improve with age include Barolo and Barbaresco, from the Nebbiolo grape, Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and other regions in California, but also certain wines from Australia, Argentina, Washington State and elsewhere. The classic collector wine is Bordeaux, and in the best vintages these wines can age for 5 or more decades. Burgundy can also deliver age-worth examples. Rioja Gran Reservas are often released after some ageing in barrel and bottle, but can continue to age well. The Northern Rhone wines, with the Syrah grape, soften and gain much with some bottle age. And of course, the best vintage Champagne will linger and evolve in a most complex way for decades.

While these are classic examples, nearly every region has potential, and the best producers will work hard in the best vintages to craft a bottle for long-term ageing.

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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle) 1997 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Joseph Phelps Insignia 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1997  Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1997 Front Label
    Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 1997 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan The Maiden 1997 Front Label
    Harlan The Maiden 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • RP94
    • WS90
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  • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
    • RP90
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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS91
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  • Harlan Estate 1997 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS97
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • WE96
    • WS91
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo 1997 Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo 1997
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS95
    • RP91
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  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WS94
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  • Peter Michael Les Pavots 1997 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    • WS92
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1997
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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    • RP95
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
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  • Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1997 Front Label
    Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Antinori Solaia 1997 Front Label
    Antinori Solaia 1997
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • WE97
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S93
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997  Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
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  • Opus One  1997 Front Label
    Opus One 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WS91
    • WE90
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  • Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 1997 Front Label
    Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 1997
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
    • WS98
    • RP96
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  • Kendall-Jackson Stature Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Kendall-Jackson Stature Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WS92
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