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.
International Wine CellarRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 (85% cabernet sauvignon) Good ruby-red. Rich aromas of black cherry and menthol. Sweet, dense...
Wine AdvocateRating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168