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2005 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Calistoga) Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
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"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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87
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2015 VF: 2007-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.993%
Tasted On 05/11/2014

Maturing montelena flavors-cherry, mint, cocoa

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Author truettiger
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.774%
Tasted On 02/12/2012
Drink Dates 2005-2015
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 88.961%
Tasted On 03/03/2010
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Author dougwilder
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Site / Blog dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog Trust Rating 98.558%
Tasted On 03/16/2009

13.7% alcohol Aromas: Dusty graphite and earth, hints of smoke and black fruits Palate: Pure, black fruits, tar, smooth berry and camphor Impression: Restrained power, moderate intensity - good value from an established brand

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Author Steven H695
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 01/24/2009

A nice bottle, better than the other scores i've seen

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Author hipofant
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.372%
Tasted On 11/05/2008

good acidity, not memorable

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