2018 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$74.95

Founded in 1882, then gutted by prohibition, Chateau Montelena made a proud comeback in 1968, when Jim Barrett purchased the exceptional property. In 1976, Chateau Montelana rocked the wine-world with the famed “Judgment of Paris,” when their Chardonnay beat out four white Burgundies to take the top prize and put California on the map. 


This Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly from Calistoga, balances old-world structure with ripe, California fruit. A vibrant, juicy wine, it shows plenty of black fruit kissed by spring flowers and graphite. Elegant and seamless, this medium-bodied beauty is a terrific, classic Napa Valley Cab to enjoy over the coming decade.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
13.6%
SKU #:
1045952
Size:
750 ml Bottle
DC91

Decanter

Lavender, dates, raspberries and shrubs on the nose. The palate is classically structured: high-toned, focused, slightly rustic with a beaming core of acidity that continues through the finish. The tannins are subtle, making the wine overall enjoyable and ready to drink.