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1998 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

"This soars out of the ordinary." -TIME, June 7, 1976 (Judgement of Paris, tasting quote)

This quote embodies the dedication to quality and the consistently elegant, classical style Chateau Montelena has embraced since the early days. The current offerings continue to display adherence to that handcrafted heritage. One of the original "blue-chip" estates of Napa, its... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2011 VF: 2003-2014

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
Author ChrisMus
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.901%
Tasted On 12/25/2014
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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.036%
Tasted On 04/22/2014

Great Qpr fully mature

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Author craigechols
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Tasted On 12/09/2013
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Author Kottabos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.825%
Tasted On 01/01/2012

This dark ruby Cabernet Sauvignon offered pleasant aromas of black fruit, fennel, mint-chocolate, and soil on the nose. The palate displayed elegant cassis fruit as well as hints of milk chocolate and anise. Drink now.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.283%
Tasted On 12/31/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2012

Slightly past its prime but an enjoyable drinking experience. Showed such secondary and tertiary flavors as violets, milk chocolate, dried orange peel and iron. Big bouquet, but the midpalate is rather hollow and the finish short (about five seconds). This is fully mature - drink now through 2012.

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Author PJ Haveron
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.826%
Tasted On 12/25/2009
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Author Kyungju
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2009
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Author Cashew
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Tasted On 09/19/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2011

probably drinking as good as it will get. seems better than when last opened, ~ 6 months ago.

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Author KMS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 04/12/2009

Nice earthy and tobacco notes are this wines strength. Well balanced. (from magnum)

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Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.051%
Tasted On 11/12/2008
Drink Dates 2007-2012
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Author Gregg F
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 07/13/2005

Big, deep red full berry. Loads of time to drink. Let sit till end of 05

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Created  Jul 26, 2010
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