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Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$54.99
$46.74

SKU 20085

750ml

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Nose Blackberry jam, vanilla, and allspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coffee bean, and perfume with some patience. Palate Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. Finish The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, crème de menthe, and chalky minerality.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Chateau Montelena
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • agv91

VinousThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, fleshy and seductive, but also light on its feet and gracious. Black cherry, plum, rose petal, smoke, tobacco, licorice and cedar are some of the signatures. Classic and medium in body, this tasty Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well with minimal cellaring. Because of its mid-weight structure, Montelena's Cabernet is one of the more approachable wines of the vintage, not to mention a real beauty."

Antonio Galloni
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateChateau Montelena's lower-level 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon shows nice, soft fruit, medium body, dark color and an easy-drinking style. Clearly, this is not their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, which I'm sure would be much more seriously endowed and powerful. Drink now-2022.

Robert Parker, December 2015