1981 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
International Wine CellarGood red color, with a hint of amber. Aromas of plum, currant, tobacco and cedar, plus a slightly stewy quality. Shows some sweetness but rather hard-edged and lacking in texture. Slight dry spot in the middle. Rather spiky acids and tannins give the wine a rough finish.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 85 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>