Ch. Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Ch. Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - 2018

Item # 86699 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A ripe, fruit-forward wine wine with lots of personality. Wildflowers, dark berries, and cassis demonstrate on the nose, leading to more berries, chocolate, graphite, and an impossibly long finish. Supple tannins lend texture. Serve with gusto at a steak dinner. A salute to local vineyards, the Calistoga Cuvée comes from vines all located within the boundaries of the official Calistoga AVA.

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About the Producer

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley, California, USA In January 1882, Alfred L. Tubbs purchased the 254 acre vineyard parcel twp miles north of Calistoga at the base of Mount St. Helena. He had heard that Napa Valley was a good place to grow grapes in California and found the soils in this parcel to be loose, well-drained and stony - just perfect for the vines he would plant. Tubbs planted his...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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