Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$169.99

95 Points - limited reserve cab                                     Chateau Montelena's exclusive Estate Cabernet is one of the best Cabs this winery has ever produced. Try this beautiful Napa Cabernet while its still available. 93+ Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate shows the racier, more voluptuous side of the vintage. A burst of super-ripe red cherry fruit, spice, mint, tobacco and cedar gives the wine an extra kick of exoticism that is a signature of the year, and a bit out of character for Montelena. Even so, the wine retains its super-classic sense of structure. Today, the 2017 is clearly still recovering from its recent bottling a few months ago, but it has so much to offer." previous vintage 96 Points Robert Parker: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate opens with profound black and red currant cordial notes over an undercurrent of Indian spices, chargrill, scorched earth and bay leaves. Medium-bodied with wonderful intensity and depth in the mouth, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long and layered."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Ben LaBolt

Famed winery that put Napa on the map in Paris. This is an old world wine, not super bold or fruit forward. Might need more time on the shelf.

Famed winery that put Napa on the map in Paris. This is an old world wine, not super bold or fruit forward. Might need more time on the shelf.

9.0

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