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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 2007(WS-137)

Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery Story

Chateau Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs, a prominent California businessman. Although Chateau Montelena stayed in the Tubbs fa... (more...)mily until 1958, winemaking at the Chateau came to an end with prohibition. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard and the establishment of the Chateau Montelena philosophy: make the best, period. Today the tradition continues. Jim Barrett’s son, Bo, is Master Winemaker, having assumed all winemaking duties in 1982. Exceptional wine can be made only with exceptional grapes, which is why we adhere to the Estate concept of “winegrowing.” After more than two decades of experience with the same vineyards and varietals, the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Chardonnay are recognized as world-class.

Tasting Note

“A great wine in the making, the 2007 possesses a fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth and background oak. Full-... (more...)bodied and dense, with Montelena’s typical power, tannin and reserved nature, this is a big, rich, formidably endowed red that requires cellaring. Given this cuvee’s past history, this 2007 should age for 30+ years.”Edited from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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May 27, 2012

A delicious Napa Cabthat is highly ageable with many yearsstill available. Hal and Anthony said it paired beautifully with short ribs and filet, respectively. The bouquet offered notes of chocolate & eucalyptus.


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June 09, 2012

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