Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate 1991

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Notes on the Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 1991 : WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: 91 POINTS Smooth, ...

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The nose on this is youthful and complex with lots of oak spice buffered by plenty of red and black fruits with a jammy edge to them. There are lov... Read more

Dec 2007 dinner with Francois, Brad, and Nader. decanted over 2 hours. this wine present a dense ruby/purple color with boat loaded perfume of ca... Read more

...an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling eve... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,610
4.50 5
01/26/2010

The nose on this is youthful and complex with lots of oak spice buffered by plenty of red and black fruits with a jammy edge to them. There are lovely complicating notes of wet horse, grilled peppers, leather and chalky soil adding to the bouquet. On the palate this is surprisingly elegant and composed with a fine, layered fell and deep flavors of black currant edged with smoke and earth. The backend is still a bit hard and feels a touch extracted but the balance to allow this to continue to improve is here and I expect this can only get better. 93pts


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Snooth User: dowsk
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4.50 5
12/14/2007

Dec 2007 dinner with Francois, Brad, and Nader. decanted over 2 hours. this wine present a dense ruby/purple color with boat loaded perfume of cassis, raspberry, plum, vanilla. wonderful length. What a good value!!!


External Reviews for Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2011

...an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling even the winery's profound 1987. The 1991 is extremely closed and backward, and in need of 5-6 years of ce... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1500ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/18/2010

Montelena's incredible 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling even the winery's profound 1987. The 1991 is extremely closed and backward, and in need of 5-6 years of cellaring. The color is a dense, opaque purple. The nose offers up Chateau Montelena's tell-tale signature - abundant, pure aromas of cassis, minerals, and spicy oak. Full-bodied, spectacularly rich, and highly extracted, with moderate to high tannin, this is a youthful, exuberant, stunning example of blockbuster Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Its inner core of cassis fruit is something to savor! It should hit its peak around the turn of the century and last for 20 years thereafter. Don't miss it!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Smooth, rich and intense without being overly tannic. The core of black cherry, anise, blackberry and currant flavors is well-focused, turning supple, with persistent flavors on the finish... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

Notes on the Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 1991 : WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: 91 POINTS Smooth, rich and intense without being overly tannic. The core of black cherry, anise, blackberry and currant flavors is well-focused, turning supple, with persistent flavors on the finish.--'81/'91 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2006. JL WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 95 POINTS Montelenas incredible 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling even the winery's profound 1987. The 1991 is extremely closed and backward, & in need of 5-6 years of cellaring. The color is a dense, opaque purple. The nose offers up Chateau Montelena's tell-tale signature - abundant, pure aromas of cassis, minerals, & spicy oak. Full-bodied, spectacularly rich, & highly extracted, with moderate to high tannin, this is a youthful, exuberant, stunning example of blockbuster Napa Cabernet. Its inner core of cassis fruit is something to savor! It should hit its peak around the turn of the century & last for 20 years. CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY ESTATE 1991

Notes on the Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 1991 : WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: 91 POINTS Smooth, rich and intense without being overly tannic. The core of black cherry, anise, blackberry and currant flavors is well-focused, turning supple, with persistent flavors on the finish.--'81/'91 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2006. JL WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 95 POINTS Montelenas incredible 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling even the winery's profound 1987. The 1991 is extremely closed and backward, & in need of 5-6 years of cellaring. The color is a dense, opaque purple. The nose offers up Chateau Montelena's tell-tale signature - abundant, pure aromas of cassis, minerals, & spicy oak. Full-bodied, spectacularly rich, & highly extracted, with moderate to high tannin, this is a youthful, exuberant, stunning example of blockbuster Napa Cabernet. Its inner core of cassis fruit is something to savor! It should hit its peak around the turn of the century & last for 20 years. CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY ESTATE 1991

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