Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Chateau Montelena Winery


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Country of Origin: USA
Region: Napa Valley
Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend - 85.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot.
Vintage: 2016
Size: 750ml
Alcohol: 14.5%
Body: Full
Sweetness: Extra Dry

Why we love this wine:

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend exudes vanilla and spice notes. Dense and concentrated layers of fresh raspberry, mint, and hazelnut.

Whip up a herb-marinated salmon steak for a fine match.

Winemaker / tasting notes:

On the nose this wine exhibits blackberry jam, vanilla, and all spice leaps out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coffee bean, and perfume with some patience. It is deceptively soft up front with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, crème de menthe, and chalky minerality.

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