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85 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

On the nose this wine exhibits blackberry jam, vanilla, andallspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coee bean, and perfume with some patience. Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. The finish.

Expert Reviews
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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