2013 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $119.94 (reg. $124.94)
Few California wines are as sure a bet as Chateau Montelena's Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Year after year it outperforms (and outlasts) plucky newcomers and no Cabernet lover’s cellar is complete without a few bottles. Called a “blue chip” winery by Parker, Montelena’s Cabernet is old-school California through and through, showing elegance and class with every sip - an always satisfying style that has remained steadfast for decades, much to our delight!
While Parker has said that it’s “hard to find less than a stellar vintage" of Chateau Montelena, you will absolutely want to jump on this 2013, which has proven to be a stellar vintage for Napa. Galloni wrote that the “2013 Napa Cabernets are some of the most profound, riveting, young wines I have tasted anywhere in the world” and Parker called it “epic and awesome.” Sourced from the Barrett family’s dry-farmed Calistoga vineyard, this estate Cabernet is classically built with deceptive tannic strength buried beneath waves of fruit.
The 2013 Montelena nabbed 95-points from Galloni for its “remarkable textural richness” and “intensity of fruit”, but like all Montelena’s this ought to age like a dream. We have just a few cases on hand, so act fast Cabernet fans! Cheers!