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Review: Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

VinePair has featured the Chateau Montelena 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in its latest review. The writer starts out with some context for this write up, suggesting “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.” It’s worth a read of this story in full to see how he describes the power and elegance of the wine, and how they work harmoniously together. Adding, “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.” Read the full review¬†HERE

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    Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Napa Valley, California

    The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied wine offering notable raciness up front, compelling freshness and depth of flavor. The earthy, complex and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon is softened by the judicious addition of Merlot. This is a wine that delivers immediate pleasure upon release.

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    Chateau Montelena

    Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

    In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.