2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 5L
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2006
While the 2002 which was quite extroverted right before bottling has shut down the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is still open-knit although I suspect it will probably close down as well. It exhibits an opaque... While the 2002 which was quite extroverted right before bottling has shut down the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is still open-knit although I suspect it will probably close down as well. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a sweet spicy nose of black currants licorice herbs and damp earth. Rich and concentrated it is the most accessible and possibly the most elegant and French-oriented of the Cabernets produced between 2002 and 2004. This top-notch effort should be cellared for 2-3 years and consumed over the following 20-25 years.I have most Montelena Cabernets in my cellar (one of my friends has all of them) but at the end of the tasting just to prove what aging potential these wines have we did a blind tasting of a wine I rated 93 and guessed to be a very ripe year such as 1984 or 1990. It turned out to be the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast an amazingly rich wine offering loads of cedar spice box and mature Cabernet flavors a wonderful sweet fleshy mid-palate and beautiful ripeness in the finish. This is another example of why Chateau Montelena over the last thirty years has been the most consistently fine producer of top-flight world-class Napa Cabernet Sauvignon!