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82 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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(1990 Vintage) There is the trademark Montelena earthy, berry fruit, smoky and rich with many subtleties. On the palate it has a big juicy front, a very full texture and many layers of flavors in a rich cross section of fruit and terroir.

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    Tasted by KSWinegeek on 8/7/2011 & rated 95 points: Extraordinary bottle of wine. Dark in color. Opens with tobacco,cedar and smoke nose reminiscent of Bordeaux. But more black cherry fruit on palate and on finish and more muscular than a Bordeaux. One could hold this longer, but so very enjoyable now. Opened to celebrate my son Kevin's 21st birthday. (1076 views) Tasted by jdlee707 on 8/3/2011 & rated 95 points: A terrific wine -- would have sworn it was a Bordeaux. Soft, delicate, complex, subtle yet powerful. Just the right balance of fruit and tannin/leather. (1178 views) Tasted by mxpbuy on 8/2/2011 & rated 95 points: Sampled 8/1/11. Decanted about 30 minutes. Took another 45 to fully open. Very little sediment. Dark color. A little Bordeaux funk. Excellent layers of blackberries, black currant, some black cherries, dusty tannins, dried herbs and hints of mint and cedar. Still another 5+ years on this one. (1106 views)

    over 5 years