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Chateau Montelena Cabernet (2018)

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Winemaker Notes

2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes from the Winemaker, Matt Crafton
N O S E
Dark garnet, nearly violet in the glass, the aromatic intensity of this wine
is irresistible. Fresh berries and dried cherries comingle with bergamot,
lavender, mint, gunpowder, and  sage without a single element dominating another.

PA L AT E
Fresh and dynamic, with cranberry, cola, and raspberry jam. ­e acidity
is laser focused, the spine pulling the layers of flavor 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.

F I N I S H
Toasted hazelnut and vanilla emerge as the wine leans savory
with mushroom, black pepper, and cedar. ­e Merlot in the blend
really shines here with rhubarb, cassis, and velvety softness.


B L E N D
88% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Merlot
1% Cabernet Franc

B A R R E L AG I N G
16 months in French and Eastern
European oak, 26% new