(2003 Vintage) This wine is a typically bright ruby red, with opaque density and color, which leads to a nice array of aromas: sweet black currant jam, with hints of black cherry and flowers. There is much fruit in the nose, not unexpected considering the excellent ripeness achieved in this vintage. The unique blend of soils in Ch. Montelena's vineyard leads to very pleasing layers of complexity, and there is an evident menthol-cedar note attributable to the volcanic soil component. On the palate this wine deli...
Sephra and I love this big cab with lots of tannins. not too much terroir and Sephra loves it. worth the money.
awesome balance & body. cloves mixed with subtle cedar & chocolate flavors. smooth.
- over 1 year