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    Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • V92
    • ST90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 122381

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This wine shows deep dense plum color with great density. The nose opens with anise and spice before moving into rich layers of blackberry and cherry compote. All that great concentrated fruit is beautifully complemented with barrel tones of vanilla and clove. It is quite youthful and lively on the palate with a good firm acid core - great for food pairing - and abundant velvety tannin. Complex layers of black fruits through the mid palate, with good barrel spice underlayment throughout, are nicely complemented by bright red fruit on the finish.

    This wine is quite approachable so young, but it will definitely improve with additional time in the bottle, if you've got the patience.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A big, mouth filling wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the personality of the vintage in its intense fruit. There is plenty of underlying structure in this deep, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon. Mint, flowers and sweet red berries are some of the nuances that are woven into the finish. This is far from an easygoing Napa Cabernet. Although delicious today, it should drink well for a number of years. Another year or so in bottle should help the elements come together even more fully. The 2010 is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot.

    92 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Good bright red. Perfumed, rather cool aromas of cassis, menthol, fresh herbs, flowers, anise and fennel. Juicy, spicy and tight but not hard, with a pungent core of acidity and an impression of briary, earthy minerality giving the wine plenty of personality.

    Range: 88-90 Points

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Mollybug22 (1/25/2014)
    Great cab, very drinkable. One of my favorites!
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