1996 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Montelena Estate 750ml

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Napa
Size: 750 ml
Style: Red
Price: $109.98

Quantity: 14
SKU: 093555555590
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Montelena Estate

Expert Ratings

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points
Wine Spectator: 92 points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points

Expert Reviews


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 pts, Robert Parker - A behemoth Cabernet Sauvignon is the stern, tannic, concentrated 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (13.5% alcohol). Full-bodied, but closed, with gorgeously pure black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit and extract, this wine also needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should easily last through the first 2-3 decades of the next century.(release date 3/00)Tel. (707) 942-5105; Fax (707) 942-4221 - Jan 2000


Wine Spectator - 92 pts, Wine Spectator - Openly fruity and seductive, with layers of cherry, currant and berry; extraordinary flavors and balance.--Chateau Montelena vertical. Drink now through 2012. - Mar 2017


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - 90 pts, Steve Tanzer - Good ruby-red. Spicy, roasted aromas of cassis, black plum, toasty oak and pepper. Lush, jammy and a bit undifferentiated; showing its baby fat today. Seems distinctly less lively than the '95, but the tannins are quite fine for the vintage and there excellent finishing persistence. - May/June 1999