1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • WS 93
  • VN 91

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Reg: $525.00

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1993
...the extraordinary bouquet of rich cassis violets and licorice the massive extraction of flavors sensational depth super ripeness and a length that must last over a minute suggest to me that this is easily the most... ...the extraordinary bouquet of rich cassis violets and licorice the massive extraction of flavors sensational depth super ripeness and a length that must last over a minute suggest to me that this is easily the most concentrated and potentially longest-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that Chateau Montelena has ever made. The extract level is incredible yet the balance is there...
WS 93
Wine Spectator, November 1999
Tight and perhaps even less flashy than usual it is slow to reveal its complex range of earthy cedary currant and black cherry...
VN 91
Vinous, May 2019
Medium red with an amber edge. Musky scents of redcurrant, raspberry, dried flowers, graphite and brown spices convey an element of surmaturité. A step up in thickness from the '86, showing noteworthy intensity but also a... Medium red with an amber edge. Musky scents of redcurrant, raspberry, dried flowers, graphite and brown spices convey an element of surmaturité. A step up in thickness from the '86, showing noteworthy intensity but also a suggestion of dehydrated fruit. This tastes like a reduction of Cabernet owing to the small crop. Finishes with building, tongue-saturating tannins and a balsamic quality. Offers surprising verve, at least in part due to acidification (Barrett described the fruit in '87 as "acid-deficient"). Incidentally, the vines here were dry-farmed until the estate began installing irrigation in 1991. A second bottle tasted about two weeks later showed a healthier dark red color; smooth, claret-like flavors of dark berries, black cherry, tobacco, minerals and herbs; and plenty of dusty tannins. It came across as a bit fresher than the sample at the winery, which I scored 90 points. (14% alcohol) -- Stephen Tanzer
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1987
Percent alcohol 14.01%
Closure Cork