1997 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

I bought it on release and have cellared it since. I had very high hopes when I pulled it from the cellar. The nose is good, fragrant, plummy. Soft red fruits on the palate, plums and cherries, a bit funky. The tannins are soft and nicely resolved, but the acidity is harsh and out of balance. The finish is simply harsh. This was open and in the glass for 90 minutes before drinking. It strikes me as well past prime. "C"