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Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
AG 94
13.8% ABV
Item # 703270

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94+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is dark, ample and totally seductive. Black cherry, mocha, plum, spice, new leather and tobacco all meld together. Pliant and supple, the 2016 is already incredibly delicious. This is an especially mid-weight wine and style. Accordingly, the 2016 Estate will drink well with minimal cellaring. The Estate was bottled just two months before this tasting. I imagine it will put on some weight with further time in bottle. All the elements appear to be in the right place for that to happen. Drink: 2022-2041. (Dec 2018)"

Producer notes: "Incredibly floral and opulent nose with a distinctly red berry character, complemented by notes of Earl Grey and cedar. Dense but light on its feet, the contrast of velvety tannins and bright acid bookend a youthful and vibrant palate, chock full of blackberry sorbet, plum sauce, and strawberry jam. Baking spices abound on the finish along with coffee bean, star anise, and an almost caramellike sweetness that dovetails beautifully with fresh blueberry and cinnamon."
94+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is dark, ample and totally seductive. Black cherry, mocha, plum, spice, new leather and tobacco all meld together. Pliant and supple, the 2016 is already incredibly delicious. This is an especially mid-weight wine and style. Accordingly, the 2016 Estate will drink well with minimal cellaring. The Estate was bottled just two months before this tasting. I imagine it will put on some weight with further time in bottle. All the elements appear to be in the right place for that to happen. Drink: 2022-2041. (Dec 2018)"

Producer notes: "Incredibly floral and opulent nose with a distinctly red berry character, complemented by notes of Earl Grey and cedar. Dense but light on its feet, the contrast of velvety tannins and bright acid bookend a youthful and vibrant palate, chock full of blackberry sorbet, plum sauce, and strawberry jam. Baking spices abound on the finish along with coffee bean, star anise, and an almost caramellike sweetness that dovetails beautifully with fresh blueberry and cinnamon."
Product SKU 703270
Producer Montelena
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Appellation Calistoga
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
ABV 13.8%
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