1994 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon18 Ratings
1994 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) A classic Napa Valley Cabernet, the '96 Montelena makes a succinct and supple statement, then expands on it to juicy and delicious depths. The aroma is bright and clean, balancing scents of black currants and lead pencil. Then it builds on the palate with a powerful intensity, a full-bore ripeness without excess weight. In fact, there's nothing extraneous, nothing to get in the way of the beauty of the wine itself, round as a dark plum, juicy as a currant. The elegant expression lasts on the palate; long after swallowing, the juiciness keeps emerging out if the tannin. More of the wine read more...will emerge as it ages, though it is already a satisfying match for a juicy veal chop. (hide)
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
Robert Parker(From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132