Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
204 Ratings
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204 Ratings
Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) This wine shows deep dense plum color with great density. The nose opens with anise and spice before moving into rich layers of blackberry and cherry compote. All that great concentrated fruit is beautifully complemented with barrel tones of vanilla and clove. It is quite youthful and lively on the palate with a good firm acid core - great for food pairing - and abundant velvety tannin. Complex layers of black fruits through the mid palate, with good barrel spice underlayment throughout, are nicely complemented by bright red fruit on the finish.

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    Tyler enjoyed at IMG dinner at Bacchanalia (December 2014), and Bruce Siegal gave us a bottle from his own collection which we enjoyed with Stinnetts in Cashiers 12/27/14.

    7 months
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    heavily minerally. lightly acidic. Pleasant earthyness and mustness, distinct from the limestone minerality. thick gamminess and fruitiness.

    over 2 years