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Ch Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 'the Montelena Estate' 1986 1.5l

Wine advocate - 96: reviewed 8/96: what a remarkable performance! i must admit that i purchased more of the 1985 and 1987, somehow neglecting to secure much of the 1986. Do i feel stupid? as i have written so many times in the past, every time i do a vertical tasting of chateau montelena cabernet sauvignons, they taste better than my initial laudatory notes suggested. This great wine exhibits a black/purple color, a fabulous, sweet, pure, cassis-scented nose, massive body and richness, and total harmony among its components - fruit, wood, alcohol, acidity, and tannin. Still exceptionally youthful and vigorous, with no signs of age in either its color or taste, this 1986 could easily pass for a 3-4 year old california cabernet. It is an extraordinary effort that appears to be a legitimate candidate for the wine of the vintage. So what's new? owners of this beauty should try a bottle for its pure, glorious richness, but this wine has 15-20 more years of delicious drinking. A bodacious cabernet!

Category:   Wine
Varietal:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Region:   California : Napa Valley

Availability: Out of stock

$395.00

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