1997 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Napa Valley
144 Ratings
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144 Ratings
1997 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 is shaping up to be another beauty. Violets, freshly cut flowers, mint, spice box and plums all jump from the glass in this vivid, beautifully delineated cabernet.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1997 Vintage) This brilliantly made, super-concentrated, pure, blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish.

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    amazing.

    almost 3 years
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  • Decanter
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. An intense nose of black cherries, leather and a touch of lanolin at the back. A mouthfilling yet smooth palate of spicy and well-integrated oak and dark black fruit with Morello cherries dominant.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03