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2002 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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93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2022 VF: 2004-2017
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24 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.667%
Tasted On 04/18/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2025

gorgeous ruby red, beautiful nose of big berries and graphite, well integrated tannins with a long finish

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Author ChrisMus
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.254%
Tasted On 03/02/2014

Nice dark fruit and spice notes. Well balanced now, but took some time to fully open up. I will give the magnum some more time to marinate.

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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.947%
Tasted On 09/08/2013

Classic Monty, bit young but cioming into the window

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Author cfluehr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/18/2013

Big, bold and beautiful wine. Bursts with dark fruit early and finishes wonderfully with more subtle earthy flavors. An amazing bottle.

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Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.804%
Tasted On 04/30/2013
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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.13%
Tasted On 06/24/2012
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Author WFP II
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 04/22/2012
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Author KMS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 04/09/2012
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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 12/25/2011
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Author Charley
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.592%
Tasted On 12/03/2011
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Smooth and silky. Prime drinking window.

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Author Chris Ahearn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.93%
Tasted On 11/29/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2036
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Author CBS Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.304%
Tasted On 11/22/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020
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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 11/12/2010
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Author rbbelzer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.405%
Tasted On 05/11/2010

2 hours decanted. Superb. Served at wedding reception.

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Author Husker74
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 12/07/2009
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