2009 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
190 Ratings
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190 Ratings
2009 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

Aged for 14 months in a combination of French and Eastern European oak (14% new), the wine's deep ruby color hints at the aromas and flavors to come – dense notes of black cherries, red berries, and plums lead to hints of toasty oak and vanilla, with smoky undertones. Silky, fine-grained tannins and balanced acids buttress flavors of ripe plums, dried black fruits and sweet spices.

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Aged for 14 months in a combination of French and Eastern European oak (14% new), the wine's deep ruby color hints at the aromas and flavors to come – dense notes of black cherries, red berries, and plums lead to hints of toasty oak and vanilla, with smoky undertones. Silky, fine-grained tannins and balanced acids buttress flavors of ripe plums, dried black fruits and sweet spices.

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    Starts off with some spiced plum on the nose. Great with short ribs or marbled beefOpens up to black fruit. Finish is a really light smokiness and toasted oak. Soft tannins.

    over 1 year
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    Mias for lunch

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage)