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I purchased based on overview and prior reviews. I'm not a fan. Have only opened one and will wait a month and try again. I found this bottle to lack depth and structure. It drank like a low end cab.
Light, crisp, pear and citrus. Enjoyable.
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.
The four stars represent more the value proposition here. For the price, it's a very good value. I prefer big reds... This one is a good every day red that stood up to my lasagne! It needed to breathe a bit at first but then was fine.
Wine taste is such an individual thing. For me, the 04 BKV Alluvium has character. This red comes on strong from the moment it passes your lips. It's spicy. I like a peppery red and this one steps up with a strong peppery first impression. Some tannins can be offensive. Although there is a bite to the BKV Alluvium, it compliments the overall experience and doesn't leave a lingering after taste.