1994 Chateau Montelena, The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga, Magnum (1.5L)


WS95 "This is a smooth, rich, dark and polished Montelena--in short a grand wine--with remarkable depth, richness and concentration. The purity of currant, mineral, black cherry and anise is deliciously focused and the tannins are ripe and supple, making this a very approachable wine, even at this stage.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective." JL Nov 2004
Chateau Montelena, The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga
"The up-coming releases of the estate Cabernet Sauvignon (10,000-12,000 cases) are all outstanding wines. Personal preference will dictate which Cabernet Sauvignon readers will prefer. They all possess the tell-tale Montelena house style - huge fruit, massive body, great color, and fabulous ripeness. The best of the three vintages may turn out to be the 1994, a wine that should rival the 1991 and 1987 for one of the most concentrated and spectacular Montelena Cabernet Sauvignons made during the last decade. It possesses an opaque black/purple color, gorgeous purity and sweetness of fruit, unobtrusive tannin (a consistent hallmark among the top 1994 Cabernets), low acidity, and knock-out length." RP Dec 1995

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