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Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Château Montelena 2010

SubregionNapa Valley
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
U.S.A.2010Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Château Montelena Added to SaleBT1 \ 6181,350.00
1294 LPB1813594.0094.00Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Montelena0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a little mute at this stage, offering up glimpses of crushed blackberry, red plums and wild blueberries notes with touches of pencil shavings, dried Mediterranean herbs and forest floor. Medium-bodied, it has a velvety backbone and mouth-filling red and blue fruits, finishing long and earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com (235), February 2015

Bright red-ruby. Exceptional aromatic purity and complexity to the aromas of blueberry, cassis, cocoa powder, mocha, spices and minerals; some very ripe berry pie notes emerged with air. Wonderfully creamy, silky and deep; an utterly seamless wine with the underlying soil-driven minerality to energize and frame its fleshy flavors of dark fruits and spices. This is yet another 2010 whose impression of refinement belies the weather extremes of the growing season. Finishes with building but perfectly integrated tannins and outstanding length. This is already approaching its plane of peak drinkability but I'd still want to hold my bottles for at least a few more years. ("You really had to be a good farmer in 2010," noted Bo Barrett)

Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2020
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