1998 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarBright dark ruby. Crystallized black cherry, cassis, maple syrup and licorice on the ripe nose. Rich and fat but quite firmly built, with youthful black fruit flavors. Sound acidity and substantial but even tannins give the wine excellent structure. Finishes with subtle length.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 85 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>