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Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons

Forbes Magazine interviewed Chateau Montelena’s winemaker Matt Crafton on what makes Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon the best father’s day gift. Besides the wine’s ability to pair well with any father’s grilling specialty, Crafton touchingly adds that, “When I’ve opened a bottle for Father’s Day in the past, I see potential and optimism – potential in the wine, potential in my kiddos running around, and hopefully potential for me […] It straight up makes me happy and given the state of things, we all need that. I try to live in the moment as much I can but I know that I can open another bottle of Estate Cabernet 30 years from now and experience something really special. It makes me appreciate what I have now for what it is but also to looking forward to what’s ahead. I have to remind myself that fatherhood is a long game and one that should be enjoyed.”

The feature also highlights the 2016 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the best Napa Valley Cabernets to gift any father. The wine is praised for its exquisite opulence, “bright red berry and floral nose, hinting at deeper nutty and woodsy flavors to surface over a couple of decades in the cellar.”

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    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    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.