Decanted 5 hours before drinking. Dark burnt orange hue, nose of graphite, little eucalyptus/green pepper. Cherry, mellow graphite, Bordeaux style, little tannic/acidic, soft, smooth, easy to drink. Fantastic wine-- still time on this bottle. Drank last bottle nearly 4 years ago and it rocked then. Absolute winner of a wine. ;( wish I had more!
Decanted for 5 hours. Slight bricking color. Bordeaux-like with slight pencil shaving and slight herbal, bell pepper notes. At times a little tobacco on the nose. Mixed tart red and darker fruit. Just a little very fine tannin and quite a bit of acid keep the wine fresh and surprisingly youthful. No need to hurry with these. My favorite of the night.
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(Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Group's #3 (my #4) – 66 pts.; 2, 2, 1, 1 - bricking dark red violet color; mature, weedy, tart black fruit, ripe plum nose; mature, earthy, tart black fruit, charcoal, tar palate; medium-plus finish (a disappointing showing from this producer)
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