Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

$249

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... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

1987 was a very good year. Imagine 28 years ago this Awesome Cab was made. Showing beautiful ! Silky, with loads of fruit. Tannin structure has dissipated . Beautiful . CB 95+

1987 was a very good year. Imagine 28 years ago this Awesome Cab was made. Showing beautiful ! Silky, with loads of fruit. Tannin structure has dissipated . Beautiful . CB 95+

9.4

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Big, rich classically made terroir driven wine. A powerful attack, full mouth feel and moderately long finish

Big, rich classically made terroir driven wine. A powerful attack, full mouth feel and moderately long finish

9.2

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

87. Started slow and opens up and keeps on giving. Bottle bouquet plum pencil lead. The number 2 pencil.

87. Started slow and opens up and keeps on giving. Bottle bouquet plum pencil lead. The number 2 pencil.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

From magnum decanted for 3 hours. Deep purple red. Opaque. Nose of black fruit, iron, gravel, mocha and some herbal funk. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Big and bold structure. This still has years of life ahead of it. .

From magnum decanted for 3 hours. Deep purple red. Opaque. Nose of black fruit, iron, gravel, mocha and some herbal funk. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Big and bold structure. This still has years of life ahead of it. .

9.4

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Oxidized red fruits

Oxidized red fruits

8.9

Sarah Boyle Robert Delectable Pro

Sage and rosemary but still with a lot of red fruit. Overall delicious.

Sage and rosemary but still with a lot of red fruit. Overall delicious.

9.9

David Souza Delectable Pro

'87 still holds up!

'87 still holds up!

9.2

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Maybe my 10th bottle of this well made wine. A go-to and reference Cal Cab. Drinking well right now but will last many more years.

Maybe my 10th bottle of this well made wine. A go-to and reference Cal Cab. Drinking well right now but will last many more years.

9.5

Doug Powers

Initially quite closed aromatically, dark fruits, pretty tannic still, longer finish than the 1984, this could use another 10+ years in the cellar.

Initially quite closed aromatically, dark fruits, pretty tannic still, longer finish than the 1984, this could use another 10+ years in the cellar.

9.2

Doug Powers

Black currants, rich, ripe aromas and flavors, not very tannic, but certainly not at all past it, very solid Montelena Cab!!

Black currants, rich, ripe aromas and flavors, not very tannic, but certainly not at all past it, very solid Montelena Cab!!

9.5

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