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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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86 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006
($40) Good red-ruby. Vinous aromas of redcurrant, black cherry, shoe polish and tobacco. Rather dry-edged in the middle, with currant, leather and shoe polish notes offering moderate complexity. Finishes with dusty tannins.