2016 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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Vinous, December 2018
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a very pretty wine. Floral, lithe and understated, the 2016 is a wine of grace above all else. Sweet red cherry, mint, licorice, sweet tobacco and cedar open up in a fragrant... The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a very pretty wine. Floral, lithe and understated, the 2016 is a wine of grace above all else. Sweet red cherry, mint, licorice, sweet tobacco and cedar open up in a fragrant, classically built Cabernet that is long on class and character. This is a seriously beautiful Cabernet in its peer group. -- Antonio Galloni
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jebdunnuck.com, January 2019
The largest production cuvée is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which comes mostly from Calistoga (there's a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Oak Knoll) and spends 16 months in roughly 20% new... The largest production cuvée is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which comes mostly from Calistoga (there's a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Oak Knoll) and spends 16 months in roughly 20% new French oak. Its ruby/purple color is followed by a vibrant, juicy wine that has plenty of black cherry, blackberry, spring flowers, and graphite. It's medium-bodied, elegant and seamless, with terrific purity and a balanced, juicy style. It's beautiful, classic Napa Valley Cabernet to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
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JJ Buckley, May 2019
Dense and opaque crimson in the glass, this opens with a nose of black fruit and red currant at the forefront with nuances of anise, potpourri and dry baking spices. All these elements transition seamlessly to the palate... Dense and opaque crimson in the glass, this opens with a nose of black fruit and red currant at the forefront with nuances of anise, potpourri and dry baking spices. All these elements transition seamlessly to the palate where the wine is balanced with soft tannins and a solid spine of acidity. This Montelena is on the lighter side of full bodied and has a long elegant finish. It’s drinking nicely now but has the right stuff to go at least 15 years in the cellar. Pair this with red meats hot off the grill or some wild mushrooms.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.2%
Closure Cork

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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.