The Winston-Salem Journal has featured the Chateau Montelena 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in this week’s wine column, “New Batch of Wine Reviews.” Writer Michael Hastings notes that the wine features notes of “red and black fruit, cocoa, tobacco, tea/bark/earth and spice.” He adds that it is “just a touch jammy and chewy – but not overdone. Very good.” Read his full list of wine recommendations HERE
Napa Valley, California
The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied wine offering notable raciness up front, compelling freshness and depth of flavor. The earthy, complex and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon is softened by the judicious addition of Merlot. This is a wine that delivers immediate pleasure upon release.
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.