Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ML
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Notes from the Winemaker
Pure and powerful, this wine opens with fresh blueberries, blackberry pie and cassis. The endless dark fruit is complemented by a range of baking spices: vanilla at first, but also clove and cinnamon. The first sip instantly reveals the character of this Cabernet: dense and chewy with bright red fruit, incredible tension and pure, fine grain tannins. Not only is everything in its place; but the layers of flavor, the depth of the fruit and the sublime texture are constantly rearranging. Each glass will be a unique experience. In contrast to the dynamic palate, the finish is focused and stout. Abundant cocoa, espresso bean and black pepper dovetail into dark, black fruit while tart raspberry and strawberry jam linger.
Reviews and Accolades
2016 92 Points/Jeb Dunnuck, 92 Points/Wine Spectator
2015 93 Points/Wine Spectator, 92 Points/Jeb Dunnuck
2014 92 Points/Wine Spectator