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Why Now Is the Best Time to Drink Aged California Wines

Robb Report contributor Ted Loos published a story about how older vintages of California Cabernet Sauvignons are having a moment, especially the lower alcohol styles from Napa produced before 1990, like Chateau Montelena. He explains that several restaurants and retail shops are adding library vintage wines to their lists as they are at their prime to drink – offering their customers immediate pleasure in favor of purchasing a bottle to age 20+ years. One of the bottles he suggests seeking out is the Chateau Montelena 1985 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. There are a lot of good notes in this story that you can read HERE.

 

 

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    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

    The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.

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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.