Reviewed on 2020-02-26
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.2%
Price $59.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Special Occasion Splurges, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Nebbiolo

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Review

These days Cali Cabs are powerful, but can lack elegance. This wine is up there in price, but is one of the most powerful, yet elegant wines from Napa. The power of this wine lies in the depth of fruit and well integrated tannin, forming a confident structure. The elegance resides in the vibrant acidity winding through the wine, allowing you to experience the classic aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon: plum, blackberry, and cracked black pepper. On the palate these two elements are in harmony, adding some cassis and currant notes. The tannin grips the edges, letting the core fruit settle calmly on the palate. This wine is special, and worthy of a night with good friends.

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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
These days Cali Cabs are powerful, but can lack elegance. This wine is up there in price, but is one of the most powerful, yet elegant wines from Napa. The power of this wine lies in the depth of fruit and well integrated tannin, forming a confident structure. The elegance resides in the vibrant acidity winding through the wine, allowing you to experience the classic aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon: plum, blackberry, and cracked black pepper. On the palate these two elements are in harmony, adding some cassis and currant notes. The tannin grips the edges, letting the core fruit settle calmly on the palate. This wine is special, and worthy of a night with good friends.

Reviewed On: 02-26-2020
94
POINTS
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
These days Cali Cabs are powerful, but can lack elegance. This wine is up there in price, but is one of the most powerful, yet elegant wines from Napa. The power of this wine lies in the depth of fruit and well integrated tannin, forming a confident structure. The elegance resides in the vibrant acidity winding through the wine, allowing you to experience the classic aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon: plum, blackberry, and cracked black pepper. On the palate these two elements are in harmony, adding some cassis and currant notes. The tannin grips the edges, letting the core fruit settle calmly on the palate. This wine is special, and worthy of a night with good friends.

Reviewed On: 02-26-2020