1983 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarMedium red. Mature aromas of chestnut, woodsmoke and tobacco; gives off a gamey, decadent quality as it opens in the glass. Smooth in the mouth but lacks real sweetness. Finishes spicy, but the somewhat tough tannins cut off the wine limited fruit.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 76 (bad year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>