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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

The Montelena earthy-berry aroma is very concentrated, showing lovely, classic Cabernet, warm earth and sun baked cassis with licorice and spice. On the palate there is integration of strong, deep, concentrated fruit in a perfect balance. Super fine tannin grips the palate, with ripe, round flavors that dance right on the seam between classic Bordeaux and California styles.

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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05