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1993 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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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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1993 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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

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89(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 1998

Good medium-dark color. Less deep aromas of redcurrant, herbs and loam, plus a whiff of varnish. Smooth on entry, then a bit slighter in the mouth, with a faint tartness. In a rather dumb stage today, having lost its babyfat. A narrower wine than the '94, but still young. The finish features some unresolved acidity and slightly dry tannins.

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One of the greatest Cabs from Napa
12/24/2009
by FFInk
Opened in 2008. In perfect maturity, deep, more complex than your typical Cab, long lasting flavors. It made a hard to forget dinner. I believe it'll last at least another 5-7 years if not more.
09/20/2000
by Munzster
Tasted at the winery -- very nice, but not great. Definitely not worth the $110 charged at the winery. The tannins are still very rough and the finish is somewhat short. Needs more time.

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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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