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2005 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
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"This soars out of the ordinary." -TIME, June 7, 1976 (Judgement of Paris, tasting quote)

This quote embodies the dedication to quality and the consistently elegant, classical style Chateau Montelena has embraced since the early days. The current offerings continue to display adherence to that handcrafted heritage. One of the original "blue-chip" estates of Napa, its... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2002-2016 VF: 2007-2020

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
Author laeverco
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 01/13/2016
Drink Dates 2002-2020
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Author USA773
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 36.585%
Tasted On 11/03/2013

Awesome. Not sure where I got this, but wish I had more.

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Author Beth C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.714%
Tasted On 10/23/2012


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Author Monty94
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.154%
Tasted On 06/20/2012
Drink Dates 2002-2013

Good paring with red meats. One of the more solid vintages to date.

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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 10/10/2011
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Charlie's favorite!

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Author PJ Haveron
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.826%
Tasted On 12/31/2009
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.434%
Tasted On 05/30/2010

Slight vegetal strains but a nice restrained, old style wine. Not the big fruit of some of the current cabs. Good wine.

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Author Michael Dollaz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 04/07/2009

Medium legs. Purple in color. Full bodied. Medium finish. Fleshy texture.

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