ITEM 48723

2006 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Montelena Estate

$239.98

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Wine Rating:

91WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2006

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate appears to have completely shut down, not surprising as Montelenas Cabernet Sauvignons typically need plenty of time. The 2006 reveals medium to full body, austere tannins and lots of red and black fruits, dusty, loamy soil undertones and a hint of herbs/tobacco leaf. Give it another 4-5 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20+. Some time ago Bo Barrett and his dad, Jim, decided that they needed to produce a less expensive, more supple textured Cabernet Sauvignon for consumers and restaurants looking for immediate gratification. That goal has been met very nicely by their Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, which is blended with some Merlot. All the fruit comes from the Calistoga appellation.Tel. (707) 942-5105; Fax (707) 942-4221

Review Date: December 2010