Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
194 Ratings
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194 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Wine Description

The 2010 is shaping up to be another beauty. Violets, freshly cut flowers, mint, spice box and plums all jump from the glass in this vivid, beautifully delineated cabernet.

Winemaker's Notes

One of the historical attributes of the Montelena Estate Cabernet has always been its age-ability and longevity; often though, this meant that the wine really needed to be cellared before it would show its true beauty. Well, here at Montelena we’re all about the pursuit of excellence, and have been working to expand that window of drinkability through careful changes in how we farm, pick, and ferment the grapes from this magnificent property. By focusing on precision viticulture techniques, small fermentation lots, and earlier integration of more precisely chosen barrels – matched to the unique characters of each lot – we have been able to make the wine more approachable at a younger age, while retaining the core elements that ensure a long life in the cellar. The only problem…you may need more of it.

Style

Red

Region

United States

The 2010 is shaping up to be another beauty. Violets, freshly cut flowers, mint, spice box and plums all jump from the glass in this vivid, beautifully delineated cabernet.

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    Nice fruit ,smooth palate, and good finish. Nice with food

    10 months
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    Excellent! Fruit, smoke, oil.

    about 1 month
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    Jared says goos

    6 months