Montelena Red Wines
2005 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
Dark and powerful in the glass with great density and saturation, this wine grabs your attention from the first glance. Luscious and rich on the nose with great depth, we find top notes of violets, cassis, and rich dark cherry, all riding over a base of warm leather, cocoa, wet stone and molasses. The palate opens with red raspberry and blackcurrants before building to mouth-filling ripe cherry, a beautiful acid balance, and round rich velvety tannins.
2003-2005 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Set 750 ml
Treat yourself, family and friends to this collection of Montelena flagship vertical. This offering contains two of each of these vintages: 2003, 2004 and 2005 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Attractively packaged in a 6-bottle wooden gift box.
2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
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The wine has a nice dark, garnet Cabernet color. In the glass, the nose is primarily rich aromas of black cherry currant and menthol. It is very much fruit-dominated, and for the first few years its jammy Cabernet-berry and menthol characteristics will predominate - after which the soil’s contribution and winemaking, with the hints of new wood will begin to emerge. On entry it delivers a broad mouthful of fruit with cherry and cassis, plus relatively pronounced Cabernet tannins typical, at this young stage, of a fast-ripening crop. Vintages like 2004 do tend to concentrate the juice so every flavor element comes across stronger. Think of this wine as I do, as a good “old school” example of our Napa Valley Cabernet.
2009 Napa Valley Petite Sirah 750 ml
Inky black in the glass, the nose on this 2009 Petite Sirah opens big, rich and is loaded with anise, boysenberry and black currant. Well-integrated vanilla, spice, and sweet oak tones round out the package. The palate doesn’t disappoint: the beautiful smooth entry is followed by a surge of big firm tannin, but without being coarse or overly aggressive. All that brawn is complemented by crisp acidity, and rich black fruits - tart black cherry, black currant, and boysenberry. A complex spiciness and a hint of oak smoke round out the finish. This wine will change dramatically in the glass, so give it time and keep coming back. In its youth, it will also benefit from decanting.
2009 Montelena Estate Zinfandel 750 ml
Beautiful and dark garnet in color, this Zinfandel opens with aromas of bright raspberry and floral top notes; followed by cedar, dried berries, dried plums, and the classic Zinfandel briar-berry along with hints of pipe tobacco and dusty cocoa.   The palate opens softly, with exceptional balance, and builds nicely into a good full finish.  Dried fruit notes are perfectly complemented by fresh, red currant and mature black fruit flavors.   Very juicy on the palate, it is ripe and sweet, with good length and just a hint of herbs on the finish.   It shows good weight and velvety tannins throughout – very fleshy without being overbearing – and should pair nicely with a wide variety of dishes.
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