Robb Report selected the 375ml format of the Chateau Montelena 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as a great “mini” bottle of wine for last minute gifting. Writer Sara Schneider finds “notes of loam and crushed rock open this terroir-driven Cab from Montelena with an earthy mood, but pretty violet aromas, cassis, and dark chocolate create a bridge to intense ripe berry flavors. There’s an appealing rustic texture here, and great structure.” Read the full story 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.