Wine By The Bottle
Current View: Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Price: $90.00
Bin: 461
Name: Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2013
Region: Napa Valley AVA, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Chateau Montelena
Country: USA
Rating: 91 Points-Vinous

Tasting Notes: Nose: Blackberry jam, vanilla, and allspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coffee bean, and perfume with some patience. Palate: Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. Finish: The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, crème de menthe, and chalky minerality.
Galaxy Notes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc Aged 14 months in French and Eastern European Oak, 16% New
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