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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Napa Valley Cabernets For Oenophiles

November 22, 2019

Forbes’ latest holiday gift guide, specifically developed for true wine lovers, featured Chateau Montelena 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The writer points out that the winery is approaching almost 40 vintages of this hallmark wine, which is a fun fact to keep in mind. There are a lot of terrific comments about the wine in this piece, including how it “demonstrates the juxtaposition of a warm vintage with refined winemaking, illustrating elegant tension.” A wine with outstanding aging potential, it offers “Notes of fresh and dried black and red fruit, warm baking spice, dried savory herbs and roses, leather cigar box, and roasted espresso beans leap from the glass.” Read the rest of the write up HERE

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    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

    The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.

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    Chateau Montelena

    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.