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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
$52.99 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

Dark rich ruby in color, this wine offers rich, complex aromas of ripe dark cherry, sweet chocolate, cinnamon, pie spice, and leather, with top notes of rose and forest floor. In the mouth this wine makes a full soft round entry, after which the acid builds nicely to make it very juicy and inviting. Loads of fine grain tannin completes the mouthfeel, with berry patch, fruit stand flavors dominating. Nice notes of clove and toasted oak round out the tremendous long finish that will keep you coming back for more. This is a very well balanced wine that will age well and pair beautifully with a wide array of foods.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Montelena's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate wraps around the palate with serious depth. Even with all of its intensity, the 2009 has a silkiness that makes it incredibly delicious at this early stage. Red berries, flowers, tobacco and sweet herbs all flesh out on the generous, radiant finish.

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    complex, strong finish, pleasant, not very fruity, worth repeating.

    over 3 years
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    curt loved this one. it can age for 30 yrs.

    8 months
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    Tasted at winery 1/23/2011.

    8 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    A beautiful, classic wine with loads of berry fruit, an earthy character, and a spicy, pure, rich finish.