I have had this wine in the past. Because it is so good, I have also given this wine as gifts and I have received many compliments.
Smooth & Supple
held this one for just under two years and finally corked it last night. Brought to a fellow wine enthusiasts home for a bring a collectible and we'll share. He corked an Oakville Ranch Cab...vintage??? The Montelena was by far the more soft of the two. I was very surprised at the subtlety. Soft yet distinct berry notes. Silky. The Oakville was a much more beefy red with smoky undertones.