Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Argonaut Liquor

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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$50.19

SKU 20291

750ml

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Nose: The nose is classic Napa Valley, filled with juicy blackberries, rich cocoa, and cassis. After a few moments, dried cherry and a touch of tobacco come into focus along with some wispy notes of fresh violets. Palate: Density and concentration sum up the palate nicely as tight-grained tannin is interwoven among layers of fresh raspberry, mint, and hazelnut. These slowly transition to a subtle richness of molasses and fig that's almost chewy enough to sink your teeth into. Finish: The finish is seamless and complementary to the palate with strawberry jam, Earl Grey tea, and bright, refreshing acidity that should pair equally well with light fare or hardy cuisine.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Calistoga
Brand Chateau Montelena
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Jeb DunnuckThe 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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