Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $37.99
Item No. 79950
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS86
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a very inky color, dense to the edge of the glass. The nose is very strong varietal Cabernet fruit cassis (or currant), earthy and also has some pepper. The vintage style is highlighted in the very balanced structure, rich and round with lots of fruit. The texture has an open front and that full body feel follows through to the finish.

Learn About Chateau Montelena Map ItMap It

Chateau Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard and the establishment of the Chateau Montelena philosophy: make the best, period. Today the tradition continues. Jim Barrett’s son, Bo, winemaker at Chateau Montelena beginning in 1982, is now its Master Winemaker. After more than three decades of experience with the same vineyards and varieties, the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Chardonnay are recognized as world-class.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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CVI518943_2001

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