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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

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

"The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (13,000 cases) will disprove all the naysayers about how bad the vintage was in the North Coast. It possesses an opaque ruby/purple color, a gorgeous perfume of loamy soil, new saddle leather, chocolate, and black cherry and black currant fruit, full body, and ripe tannin in the finish. As it sits in the glass, notes of cedar and spice box also emerge. Although more evolved than most Montelena Cabernets are at age 4, there is no doubting that it will still prov...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator