2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, August 2011
Ruby garnet color with brilliant intensity. Pretty perfume of cherry blossom spicy blackberry and earth. Red and black cherry and cassis leads to espresso and dark chocolate on the mid-palate and finishes with fresh... Ruby garnet color with brilliant intensity. Pretty perfume of cherry blossom spicy blackberry and earth. Red and black cherry and cassis leads to espresso and dark chocolate on the mid-palate and finishes with fresh pavement. From my experience working here in 1996 these characteristics will quickly develop into cigar box and pencil lead in 3 to 4 years. Well balanced and medium to full-bodied this Napa Cabernet will pair well with roasted and grilled meats.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2008

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A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) with Merlot (14%) and Cabernet Franc (1%), Chateau Montelena Cabernet is aged in French and Eastern European oak barrels for 14 months. 16% of the barrels are new.

The wines aim to express the fruit from which they are made and the vintage in which they are grown, with all other elements in balance to complement the fruit. To achieve this goal, Chateau Montelena uses modern crushing, de-stemming and pressing equipment to process the grapes as gently as possible. Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks allow the wines to ferment slowly and evenly.