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2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (half bottle)
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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.

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2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau Montelena
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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87(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004

($35; this was previously labeled as the Calistoga Cuvee) Bright ruby-red color. Dusty, slightly rustic aromas of dark berries, maraschino cherry, shoe polish, licorice and leather. At once sweet and cool, with notes of cassis, cola, licorice, menthol, rust and damp earth. Rather brooding young cabernet, finishing with slightly tough tannins and medicinal notes of cassis, licorice and mint.

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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