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2018 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States

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Fresh and lively, the wine opens e˜usively with raspberry, mint and plum sauce. °e baking spices soon follow, leaning clove initially but with plenty of cedar and vanilla. ...

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Fresh and lively, the wine opens e˜usively with raspberry, mint and plum sauce. °e baking spices soon follow, leaning clove initially but with plenty of cedar and vanilla. Still subtle, the ripe fruit elements, mostly cassis and fig at this stage, lurk beneath the surface along with beautiful hints of graphite and toasted sage, awaiting additional time in glass. Still very tightly wound, it’s the texture and mouthfeel that drive the palate initially. °e tannins in particular are somewhat coarse but not so angular to overshadow the abundant dark fruit. °e dynamic tension on the midpalate serves to focus and magnify the layers of black cherry, cocoa powder, and black pepper, before turning slightly earthy and dusty. °e structure is pronounced, but still harmonious and well defined. It’s in the transition to the finish that the acidity materializes in almost candy-like fashion, a beautiful contrast to the supple tannins. Here the wine’s density shines elegantly, well balanced between smoky, espresso bean and delicate, dried blackberry. It’s the latter that defines the finish at this moment, persistent in length and depth. winery

Product Detail

Item # 131243
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings
Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather