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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.
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
(includes 7% merlot): Good deep red. Black cherry, licorice, minerals and mint on the nose. Spicy and fairly intense, showing good sweetness and little or no greenness to its sweet red berry flavors. No sign or shriveling or surmaturite here, thanks to the cooler year. A good showing for this bottling.