Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - New Canaan Wine
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
SKU: 02954

Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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750ml
$150.00

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley, Calistoga
Brand Chateau Montelena
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
The intense deep crimson color in the glass pulls you in, while the huge powerful nose captivates; layer on layer of spice, cedar, earth, and tobacco - all over a rich base of ripe black cherry, blackcurrants, cassis, and blueberry jam. The hook is set with the first whiff. Rich, round, juicy and mouth-coating, the palate delivers black cherry and black currant before moving on to brighter red fruits. More subtle tones of butterscotch, anise, and sweet oak complement the fruit beautifully. The huge classic structure of fine grain tannin and firm acidity persist all the way through to the clean crisp spicy finish.
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Not a wine for drinking now or anytime soon. It's so hard in tannins, it basically locks down the palate, and the astringency seems to accentuate the acidity and dryness. However, there is a deep core of blackberry essence and, after all, this is Montelena. All indications are that it will be a terrific wine in another 8 or 10 years.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2012