1999 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

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1999 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

Good bright medium ruby. Aromas of raw cassis, black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice, cedar and leather. Concentrated, focused and penetrating; tightly wound and quite youthfully unevolved. Best today on the finish, which features substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins and a late burst of dark fruit. From a crop level of just under 1.5 tons an acre, notes Zacherle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Wine Advocate | 95

The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (an 8,600-case cuvee made from yields of 1.98 tons of fruit per acre) is considered by Bo Barrett to be a "great" year. The wine boasts a saturated inky/purple color as well as extraordinary density of fruit and cassis, and huge tannin, body, and extract. It is a substantial, palate-staining, long, muscular Cabernet that should only be purchased by connoisseurs with cold cellars as well as patience.

Drink Dates: 2006-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 142

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Wine Spectator | 94

Beautifully crafted, dark, rich and polished, with a tight beam of blackberry and currant fruit that's sharply focused and tightly wound. Turns supple and finishes with a long, lingering, fruit-propelled finish. Excellent structure for aging. 6,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2016
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: Jimmy
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 11/24/2013
Score: 80
Author: craigechols
Tasted On: 03/23/2013
Score: 95
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/28/2012

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Score: 95
Author: Frank K
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/22/2012
Score: 93
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 06/10/2012
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