2005 Montelena, Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2005 Montelena, Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The winery continues to turn out a strong Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in the Calistoga area. This is a big production item (10000 cases) and tends to be a good value for a high-class Napa Cabernet. The 2005 Cabernet... The winery continues to turn out a strong Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in the Calistoga area. This is a big production item (10000 cases) and tends to be a good value for a high-class Napa Cabernet. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (22000 cases) is a beauty. Savory black currant fruit notes intermixed with some licorice underbrush and spice jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied smoothly textured beautifully elegant wine meant to be served and drunk in its first 10-12 years of life. This clearly has the fingerprints of Chateau Montelena's Bo Barrett and his father Jim Barrett but at a much lower price point and for that reason seems an ideal steakhouse Cabernet that gives both value and pleasure.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Good red-ruby. Perfumed lively aromas of cassis violet and minerals. Distinctly suave sweet and fine-grained for this bottling but still tight and penetrating with lovely floral lift in a Medoc cabernet way. Finishes with... Good red-ruby. Perfumed lively aromas of cassis violet and minerals. Distinctly suave sweet and fine-grained for this bottling but still tight and penetrating with lovely floral lift in a Medoc cabernet way. Finishes with notes of leather and licorice. This promises to be finer than the '04. The crop level here is always between 3 and 4.5 tons per acre said Bo Barrett and the 2005 was right at the high end of the range.