Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley 1987

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Petaluma, CA (650 mi)
USD 269.65
750ml
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Whoa doggie! This is great just to smell with it's core of rich, liquory black currant fruit edged with eucalyptus and sweet herb top notes. This i... Read more

...Very tight, primary aromas of cassis, black licorice, minerals, shoe polish and menthol. Very concentrated, sweet flavor of cassis is still domi... Read more

Tight and perhaps even less flashy than usual, it is slow to reveal its complex range of earthy, cedary currant and black cherry... Wine Spectator.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,038
5.00 5
12/29/2008

Whoa doggie! This is great just to smell with it's core of rich, liquory black currant fruit edged with eucalyptus and sweet herb top notes. This is still youthful in the mouth but ready to go with a big, solid core of black currant fruit and just enough tannin still in residence to give the wine a slightly agressive edge but the depth here is just fabulous. Great length. this is monumental California Cabernet. 2009-2022 96pts


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External Reviews for Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley

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

...Very tight, primary aromas of cassis, black licorice, minerals, shoe polish and menthol. Very concentrated, sweet flavor of cassis is still dominated by the wine structure. Finishes with big tannins, a suggestion of lead pencil and grip of steel. ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/02/2013

Tight and perhaps even less flashy than usual, it is slow to reveal its complex range of earthy, cedary currant and black cherry... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1500ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/18/2010

Chateau Montelena has made so many sensational Cabernets that it seems almost impossible to believe that their 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate could be even more profound than any of the exceptional wines made previously at this property. The black/purple color, the extraordinary bouquet of rich cassis, violets, and licorice, the massive extraction of flavors, sensational depth, super ripeness, and a length that must last over a minute, suggest to me that this is easily the most concentrated and potentially longest-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that Chateau Montelena has ever made. The extract level is incredible, yet the balance is there. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2025.


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