Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Ch. Montelena, Calistoga, Napa Valley, Kalifornien

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Land
USA
Region
Kalifornien
Unterregion
Napa Valley
Alkoholgehalt
14% Vol.
Trinkreife
I
Allergene
enthält Sulfite
Importeur
ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG Alpenstraße 35-37, 86807 Buchloe
Deutschland
Bewertung
93 Punkte Antonio Galloni
96 Punkte Robert Parker
Verfügbare Jahrgänge
1989
1999
2002
2004
2005
2011
Verfügbare Größen
0,75 l
1,5 l
383,00 € / Flasche 255,33 € / Liter zzgl. Versandkosten, inkl. 19% MwSt.

Beschreibung


Parker 96 Punkte

This appears to be one of the great efforts from Chateau Montelena, something I think I was correct about when I gave it an "in the bottle" rating in 2006 of 95+. It is still an amazingly young wine that came from old vines on the famous St. George rootstock that did not require replanting because of the phylloxera epidemic that swept through Napa in the late 1980's and 1990's. Despite its lofty 14.4% alcohol (high by Montelena standards) and the overall flamboyance of the 2002 vintage, it needs another 4-6 years of cellaring. This young, classic Cabernet Sauvignon represents the quintessential traditional school of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a tight, but promising nose of black currants, crushed rocks, earth and spice. Rich, full-bodied, pure and brilliantly executed, with perfect harmony, this is a sensational yet forebodingly backward, youthful Cabernet Sauvignon that needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep another quarter of a century.