Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007

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hints of blackberry... bold but very mellow. Read more

Long legs. Well made. Strong licorice and cherries. A good cab. Let it breathe. Read more

Long legs. Well made. Strong licorice and cherries. A good cab. Let it breathe. Read more

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Snooth User: grbaKKy
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4.00 5
01/23/2011

hints of blackberry... bold but very mellow.


Snooth User: kwistie
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4.00 5
12/30/2010

Long legs. Well made. Strong licorice and cherries. A good cab. Let it breathe.


Snooth User: kwistie
419154103
4.00 5
12/30/2010

Long legs. Well made. Strong licorice and cherries. A good cab. Let it breathe.


Snooth User: zenoblueplatypus
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3.00 5
07/26/2011

A little light and early for 2007


External Reviews for Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A great wine in the making, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (just under 10,000 cases produced) possesses a fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth and background oak. Full-bodied and dense, with Montelena's typical power, tannin and reserved nature, this is a big, rich, formidably endowed red that requires 4-5 years of cellaring. That in itself is atypical of this exuberant, flamboyant vintage. Given this cuvée's past history, this 2007 should age for 30+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Saturated, deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet and minerals; reminded me of a Pauillac. Silky on entry, then dense and sweet in the middle, conveying an impression of power. There's a youthfully medicinal quality to the dark berry and licorice flavors but unusual early sweetness and pliancy to this normally long-aging wine. Finishes with very suave tannins and impressive persistence. This is actually 14.3% alcohol, which is unusually high here. Barrett could only recall the 2004, 1994 and 1978 surpassing 14%.


External Review
01/27/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Revealing sweeter tannin and a softer, riper, fuller-bodied style, the 2006 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a beautiful, classic wine with loads of berry fruit, an earthy character, and a spicy, pure, rich finish. The silkiness of the tannins suggest this 2006 will be drinkable in several years. It is another candidate for nearly two decades of aging. Chateau Montelena's sale to the owners of Bordeaux's well-known second-growth, Chateau Cos d'Estournel, fell through, no doubt because of the global economic crisis. It was unquestionably shocking that this Napa icon was on the block, and about to be sold to, of all people, the French, who Montelena had defeated in the famous Steven Spurrier tasting of 1976. Tasting through the wines with the ever reliable Bo Barrett is always a lesson in candor and honesty.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Quite rich and exotic, with complex, appealing flavors of cocoa puff, mocha, buttered cinnamon toast, blackberry granola and smoky cedar. This richness finishes drily, but the wine is very tannic, giving it a lockdown astringency. Needs time. Best after 2011 through 2015 or so.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The flagship wine, the 2005 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate displays a lovely perfume of fresh herbs, loamy soil, black cherries, and black currants. Spicy and very Bordeaux-like in this vintage, with high tannins, a cool climate freshness, and a leaner personality than is found in riper vintages, it will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and should drink well for two decades or more.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

94 Points - Wine Advocate A great wine in the making, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (just under 10,000 cases produced) possesses a fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth


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