Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Country: USA

Region: Napa Valley

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 14%

Food Pairing: Rib of Beef, Grilled Lamb, Roasts

£70.99 Inc. VAT

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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark garnet, nearly violet in the glass, the aromatic intensity of this wine is irresistible. Fresh berries and dried cherries coming with bergamot, lavender, mint, gunpowder and sage without a single element dominating another. The palate is fresh and dynamic, with cranberry, cola and raspberry jam. The acidity is laser focused, the spine pulling the layers of flavour into harmony with the wine’s supple, yet dense, structure. The tannins here serve to elevate, not overwhelm, the kinetic balance of texture, ripeness and vineyard character. The finish has toasted hazelnut and vanilla that emerge as the wine leans savoury with mushroom, black pepper and cedar. The Merlot in the blend really shines here with rhubarb, cassis and velvety softness.

Matt Crafton Winemaker