2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 375ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
This appears to be one of the great efforts from Chateau Montelena something I think I was correct about when I gave it an â_oin the bottleâ__ rating in 2006 of 95+. It is still an amazingly young wine that came from old... This appears to be one of the great efforts from Chateau Montelena something I think I was correct about when I gave it an â_oin the bottleâ__ rating in 2006 of 95+. It is still an amazingly young wine that came from old vines on the famous St. George rootstock that did not require replanting because of the phylloxera epidemic that swept through Napa in the late 1980's and 1990's. Despite its lofty 14.4% alcohol (high by Montelena standards) and the overall flamboyance of the 2002 vintage it needs another 4-6 years of cellaring. This young classic Cabernet Sauvignon represents the quintessential traditional school of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a tight but promising nose of black currants crushed rocks earth and spice. Rich full-bodied pure and brilliantly executed with perfect harmony this is a sensational yet forebodingly backward youthful Cabernet Sauvignon that needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep another quarter of a century.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2005
...Highly aromatic nose combines musky redcurrant and tobacco. Plush broad and fine-grained; atypically sexy and showy for this wine in much the same way that Montelena's basic 2002 Napa cabernet is unusually pliant and... ...Highly aromatic nose combines musky redcurrant and tobacco. Plush broad and fine-grained; atypically sexy and showy for this wine in much the same way that Montelena's basic 2002 Napa cabernet is unusually pliant and rich. Finishes with big dusty but rather suave tannins...