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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114862)
collectible wine
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International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1986 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1984 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1984 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is unique and distinctive with an unrivaled heritage of producing an outstanding wine each and every vintage. This diversified soil profile results in aromatic, rich and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by the unique earthy-berry flavor that is the Montelena Estate. The wine displays rich, natural, varietal fruit character, first and foremost, with finely balanced acid and tannin. Delicious and enjoyable now, and very age-worthy.
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About Chateau Montelena:

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.