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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1988

Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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    Winemaker Notes

    All of the Estate Cabernets have this wine's singular blue-black color when young. The nose is a heady concentration of dried roses, violets, intense cassis with a hint of dried cranberries, along with the traditional earthy notes from our Estate vineyard. The palate follows with a dense core of Montelena's unmistakably intense Cabernet-berry fruit, which is complemented by the flavor of the soils in our vineyard. I enjoy exploring this wine's many layers.

    The 1988 vintage naturally had good fruit density, but we carefully crafted the wine to result in a mouth-filling, balanced texture that shows our experience in dealing with highly extractive vintages. This Cabernet is showing its potential early on, but an even greater reward will come with additional bottle age.

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    Chateau Montelena, , California
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    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.

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    LSB125151_1988 Item# 125151

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