Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley the Montelena Estate 1994

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This wine has a generous black currant jam and spice aroma, with some background tones of cedary Merlot and blueberry...

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Aromatically this remains coy, hinting at wood spice and licorice over a core of fine blue and black fruits. The aromatics carry over into the mou... Read more

A wonderful wine. Perfectly aged with minimal sediment, very intense favors and a long enjoyable finish. Read more

Ruby-red. Deep, complex, perfumed aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, plum, tar and loam. Lush, velvety and very intensely flavored, with strong ex... Read more

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,295
4.00 5
05/14/2013

Aromatically this remains coy, hinting at wood spice and licorice over a core of fine blue and black fruits. The aromatics carry over into the mouth, where this exhibits attractive spice notes over a palate that is as much about cedar and wood spice as it is about black raspberry and cherry fruit. There's a lot of dry tannin here to burn off, and there seems to be enough fruit to handle it, but it's a bit of an iffy proposition at this point based on this bottle. Based on track record, however, I expect this to pull itself together nicely by about 2018. 91 points


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Snooth User: ChadinRI
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4.50 5
11/30/2009

A wonderful wine. Perfectly aged with minimal sediment, very intense favors and a long enjoyable finish.


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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2011

Ruby-red. Deep, complex, perfumed aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, plum, tar and loam. Lush, velvety and very intensely flavored, with strong extract and lovely ripe acidity giving the fruit excellent delineation. Full, rich, sweet and refined. Ve... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1500ml


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377700 Snooth User: cllatsa
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06/14/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a generous black currant jam and spice aroma, with some background tones of cedary Merlot and blueberry Cabernet Franc - very typical of the Calistoga District - and the color is dark ruby red. It is tasty with intense flavors of juicy berry and Cabernet Varietal spice that follow the nose. There is a very bright palate entry with big round fruit in a soft package. With moderate tannins and very fat on the palate it has a good “Red Wine” feel. The texture is key, a round feeling and rich tasting wine, with the concentration for which the Calistoga District is famous. Most importantly for you, the “user friendly” nature of the Calistoga Cuvee does not demand years of cellaring prior to finding a supple drinkability.

This wine has a generous black currant jam and spice aroma, with some background tones of cedary Merlot and blueberry Cabernet Franc - very typical of the Calistoga District - and the color is dark ruby red. It is tasty with intense flavors of juicy berry and Cabernet Varietal spice that follow the nose. There is a very bright palate entry with big round fruit in a soft package. With moderate tannins and very fat on the palate it has a good “Red Wine” feel. The texture is key, a round feeling and rich tasting wine, with the concentration for which the Calistoga District is famous. Most importantly for you, the “user friendly” nature of the Calistoga Cuvee does not demand years of cellaring prior to finding a supple drinkability.

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