ITEM 50835

2007 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Montelena Estate

$179.98

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Wine Rating:

94WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2007

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 points

A great wine in the making, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (just under 10,000 cases produced) possesses a fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth and background oak. Full-bodied and dense, with Montelenas typical power, tannin and reserved nature, this is a big, rich, formidably endowed red that requires 4-5 years of cellaring. That in itself is atypical of this exuberant, flamboyant vintage. Given this cuvees past history, this 2007 should age for 30+ years. 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