2007 Chateau Montelena 'Estate Cabernet' Sauvignon Napa Valley

$224.95
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This special library release comes from a “Goldilocks” vintage and is positively gleaming right now after a long rest to fully reveal its magic.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Matt Crafton
Vintage:
2007
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 28% New
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.3%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
Score Wine Enthusiast:
92
SKU #:
1050294
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95

Wine Advocate

A great wine in the making, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (just under 10,000 cases produced) possesses a fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth and background oak. Full-bodied and dense, with Montelena's typical power, tannin and reserved nature, this is a big, rich, formidably endowed red that requires 4-5 years of cellaring. That in itself is atypical of this exuberant, flamboyant vintage. Given this cuvee’s past history, this 2007 should age for 30+ years.

JS92

James Suckling

This will be released next year. I am loving the intense currants, mint, eucalyptus, and blackberries in the nose. Reminds me of a Lynch Bages or Mouton. Full bodied and chewy, with lovely fruit and round velvety tannins. The finish is packed with some serious fruit, but this could still use some time. Give this until at least 2015.

JS92

James Suckling

This will be released next year. I am loving the intense currants, mint, eucalyptus, and blackberries in the nose. Reminds me of a Lynch Bages or Mouton. Full bodied and chewy, with lovely fruit and round velvety tannins. The finish is packed with some serious fruit, but this could still use some time. Give this until at least 2015.

WE92

Wine Enthusiast

Not a wine for drinking now or anytime soon. It's so hard in tannins, it basically locks down the palate, and the astringency seems to accentuate the acidity and dryness. However, there is a deep core of blackberry essence and, after all, this is Montelena.