1999 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon - 6L
  • WA 95
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2002
...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...
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2001
...Very pure perfumed aromas of cassis redcurrant black cherry bitter chocolate minerals and tobacco; shows none of the herbal minty quality of the '98. Powerfully structured primary and fresh with firm acidity; real... ...Very pure perfumed aromas of cassis redcurrant black cherry bitter chocolate minerals and tobacco; shows none of the herbal minty quality of the '98. Powerfully structured primary and fresh with firm acidity; real essence of Napa Valley cabernet. Very long palate-staining finish features firm but perfectly buffered tannins. This will develop slowly and be long-lived. A potentially great vintage for this wine.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2002
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...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1999