1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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1991 yielded a good-sized crop of ripe, complex wines. It was a long, cool growing season, which pushed harvest dates back to some of the latest on record. Ample rain before bud break replenished water supplies for the vines. Weather was fine during bloom and a large crop was set. Plenty of thinning and selection occurred to keep the vines balanced, and it was one of the keys to success. A little heat in July gave the vines a little push, and it was warm again at the end of the harvest. The grapes had plenty of hang-time to attain optimal maturity and physiological ripeness, with balanced sugars and acids, and ample but ripe tannic structures. Overall, an excellent vintage.

Key Dates

Freezing temperatures

Heavy rainfall prior to bud break

Ideal weather during bloom

Brief heat spike early in the month

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Producer Facts

Winery Name

  • Chateau Montelena

Web Site

  • http://montelena.com/


  • James P. "Bo" Barrett

Area Under Vine: 120 Acres

Wines Made: Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Montelena, Estate Zinfandel, Potter Valley Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

Terroir: For example, nutrient levels and water holding capacity vary greatly among the three soil origins that comprise the Estate vineyard: volcanic, alluvial, and sedimentary. These areas are, in turn, crisscrossed by 5 different classified soil types: Bale, Cole, Cortina, Pleasanton, and Kidd. Add a topographic variation, like an elevated hillside or a level valley floor location, and you have a three-dimensional decision matrix. Once we understand each particular site, we can proceed to sustainable grape growing.

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