Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1983

Ratings on Delectable

Christy Canterbury MW Delectable Pro

Master of Wine

Very good & begging to be drunk up now! Spice & Worcestershire! #Napa #CabernetSauvignon classic 1983

Very good & begging to be drunk up now! Spice & Worcestershire! #Napa #CabernetSauvignon classic 1983

9.3

Mark Flesher

En Magnum. This wine just seemed very different. Not sure this is what I was really expecting from an 83 Montelena even from Magnum. I don't think I was expecting it to taste like a 2010 Spottswoode. Had almost a Bordeaux character to it, which I guess I'm really not surprised at all about that. At first, this wine was FUN-KY!!!! Was itching to get down to business though. Nose was mushroom, fig, cedar, anise. Palate was eventually consistent with the nose but the middle and finish is where this gained a substantial amount of aged blackberry and toasted oak. I really can't say that this wine was a show stopper, but it definitely got my attention in a slightly different way than I was expecting. If you have any of these in 750 or mag, I'd say it's time to start drinking them!!

En Magnum. This wine just seemed very different. Not sure this is what I was really expecting from an 83 Montelena even from Magnum. I don't think I was expecting it to taste like a 2010 Spottswoode. Had almost a Bordeaux character to it, which I guess I'm really not surprised at all about that. At first, this wine was FUN-KY!!!! Was itching to get down to business though. Nose was mushroom, fig, cedar, anise. Palate was eventually consistent with the nose but the middle and finish is where this gained a substantial amount of aged blackberry and toasted oak. I really can't say that this wine was a show stopper, but it definitely got my attention in a slightly different way than I was expecting. If you have any of these in 750 or mag, I'd say it's time to start drinking them!!

9.3

Peggy Hadley

Dammit. Decanted. Gone. Washed out. Rated it the same as the year.

Dammit. Decanted. Gone. Washed out. Rated it the same as the year.

8.3

Roberto Baez

This californian wine, Bordeaux still 1983

This californian wine, Bordeaux still 1983

9.1

Davy Kestens

Aged very well, none of the typical flavore you get with older wines. Port-like flavor. Sweet.

Aged very well, none of the typical flavore you get with older wines. Port-like flavor. Sweet.

8.9

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