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87 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) 2013 has much in common with many of the vintages from the “mighty nineties.” A dry mild spring induced early stress in the Cabernet vineyards. As summer rolled in, and the fog remained at bay, we moved diligently through the blocks adjusting the vine canopies to maintain dappled sunlight on the developing berries. While nighttime temperatures preserved the acidity that most appreciate in this wine, the consistent warmth of the season is really what drives the flavor profile in this vintage.

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998 Good red-ruby color. Brighter aromas of black cherry, pepper, chocolate and fresh herbs. Sweet...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 108 on Dec-96
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 120
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/99