Chateau Montelena “The Montelena Estate” Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 [3/cs]

the montelena estate napa valley cabernet sauvignon 2007
California Napa Valley
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2007

“Deep garnet coloured, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate displays a very slowly evolving nose of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, vanilla pod and smoked meats with touches of dried Provence herbs, cedar chest and cloves. Medium-bodied, plush, rich and generously fruited in the mouth, it has a wonderfully spicy character and long baking spice and black fruit-laced finish. 2018-2042.”

95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Feb 2018

 

“Good dark red. Musky nose combines blueberry, black raspberry, cedar, licorice pastille, chocolate, mocha, licorice, sage and wild herbs, along with a lightly resiny quality. Supple, spicy, dry and classic, showing lovely lift and depth to its rather primary blueberry, licorice and spice flavours. The wine’s high-pitched floral quality and its resiny spice tones nicely perfume the middle palate and finish. With its enticing lift and light touch for the vintage, this is just about ready to drink, but I suspect it will continue to gain in weight and thickness with further cellaring.”

94+ points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2017