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Chateau Montelena

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HARVEST DATES. September 10 - October 10
ALCOHOL. 14.1%
BARREL AGING 24 months, 100% French, 30% new
BOTTLING DATE. December 2015
RELEASE DATE March 2017
HARVEST DATES
September 10 - October 10
ALCOHOL. 14.1%
BLEND 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot
WINEMAKER'S NOTES NOSE, PALATE, FINISH. A complex interplay of sweet French oak, subtle earth, and a chewy minerality that devoted Montelena fans will instantly recognize. The mid palate is clean and fresh with rhubarb pie, strawberry candy, and just a touch of smoky espresso that become incredibly pronounced with additional time in the glass. The transition to the nish is seamless, and will only improve with age. Here the refreshing acidity, rounded tannin, and intense fruit vie for the spotlight. Upon release, the soft tannins seem to win out as the dense texture lingers, inviting another sip from the glass.

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