2016 Chateau Montelena Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Iconic Napa Valley producer
  • History dating back to 1882
  • 98 pt Vintage, WA
  • Winery played an important role in Judgment of Paris in 1976
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About the Wine

Tasting notes:

The nose is classic Napa Valley, filled with juicy blackberries, rich cocoa, and cassis. After a few moments, dried cherry and a touch of tobacco come into focus along with some wispy notes of fresh violets.

The palate has a density and concentration that is interwoven among layers of fresh raspberry, mint, and hazelnut. ­The wine slowly transitions to a subtle richness of molasses that’s almost chewy enough to sink your teeth into,

The finish is seamless and complementary to the palate with strawberry jam, Earl Grey tea, and bright, refreshing acidity that should pair equally well with light fare or hardy cuisine.

Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 1% Cab Franc

Aging: 16 months in French and Eastern European Oak (26% new)

Reviews

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a very pretty wine. Floral, lithe and understated, the 2016 is a wine of grace above all else. Sweet red cherry, mint, licorice, sweet tobacco and cedar open up in a fragrant, classically built Cabernet that is long on class and character. This is a seriously beautiful Cabernet in its peer group. ~92VM

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