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About Chateau Montelena
Chateau Montelena has produced wine in the Napa Valley for over 100 years. But only since 1972, when the Barret family took over management, has quality taken off. Overseeing the production of roughly 36,000 cases annually, winemaker Bo Barret produces classic, austere Cabernet Sauvignons as well as Zinfandels and Chardonnays.
84 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2002
Bright ruby-red. High-toned aromas of redcurrant, leather, tobacco, cedar and nuts. Fairly supple and nicely concentrated, if in a somewhat rustic style. Could use a bit more nuance. Finishes with tongue-coating, slightly dry-edged tannins.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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