1991 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
190 Ratings
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190 Ratings
1991 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Aged for 14 months in a combination of French and Eastern European oak (14% new), the wine's deep ruby color hints at the aromas and flavors to come – dense notes of black cherries, red berries, and plums lead to hints of toasty oak and vanilla, with smoky undertones. Silky, fine-grained tannins and balanced acids buttress flavors of ripe plums, dried black fruits and sweet spices.

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    tried at Rob/Nat Xmas dinner 2010 - quite possibly best wine at dinner. good dark fruit even after 19 years, also got mushroom/savory/smoky flavors, but well balanced and went perfectly with the meat. RP 95

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage)