1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 375ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
...opaque purple-colored with a dense chewy full-bodied personality it displays abundant cassis mineral and earth notes. This brilliantly made super-concentrated pure blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a... ...opaque purple-colored with a dense chewy full-bodied personality it displays abundant cassis mineral and earth notes. This brilliantly made super-concentrated pure blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish. Having added additional weight since last year this sumptuous multilayered profoundly concentrated Cabernet contains 14% alcohol...
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2000
This California Cab serves up lots of ripe supple black cherry currant and plum-laced flavors as well as pretty touches of earth anise and mineral. Turns smooth and supple finishing with polished tannins. Best from 2001... This California Cab serves up lots of ripe supple black cherry currant and plum-laced flavors as well as pretty touches of earth anise and mineral. Turns smooth and supple finishing with polished tannins. Best from 2001 through 2015.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
Good deep medium ruby. Very complex nose combines cassis black cherry plum smoked meat dark chocolate Cuban tobacco and a hint of menthol. Youthfully unevolved and primary yet broad and pliant; offers impressive texture... Good deep medium ruby. Very complex nose combines cassis black cherry plum smoked meat dark chocolate Cuban tobacco and a hint of menthol. Youthfully unevolved and primary yet broad and pliant; offers impressive texture and stuffing for a young Montelena cabernet. Superripe hints of smoked meat and leather. Finishes with very lush tannins and strong dark berry flavor. The pH here is higher than average an indication of the thorough ripeness of the vintage. The yield in this generous year was a reasonable 3.1 tons per acre which Barrett described as huge. Still this appears to be an outstanding vintage for this classic Napa cabernet.