Beautiful Cab Sauv from a stellar year in Napa! Can’t beat Montelena for structure, balance and a long shelf life. The only comparable wine (I’ve tasted) from this vintage is Shafer Hillside Select. This wine was fruit forward, mid pallet of aged leather, tobacco, nice tan is and a finish that lasted until the next sip!! Drink now, but would still be a very nice wine 10+ years from now!! — 8 days ago
Rainy day zin paired with minestrone — 2 months ago
W. Must decant and rest or drink on second day. Stewed plum fruit, great balance and great acidity/tannins on the finish — 5 months ago
Delicious red currant and spice on the nose, and good amount of acid making it pretty juicy. Needed at least an hour to really open up. — 9 months ago
Pale yellow in color with a fruity nose.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry and very fruity on the palate, with a nice mouthfeel.
Showing limes, lemons, light earth, light wood, green and yellow apples, light vanilla, herbs, spices, pears and white pepper.
This 7 year old Chardonnay is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced and feels much younger than it is.
47 years ago, this wine won the Judgment of Paris competition, and it is still showing great quality.
Spicy and entertaining. Elegant and fruity. Great by itself as a sipping wine.
I've had a few vintages of this Chardonnay, and it definitely gets better with bottle time. Consistently good and delicious now.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French Oak barrels for 10 months.
13.6% alcohol by volume.
$60 (current vintage). — a month ago
The 2020 vintage was dynamite. This one fell a little short for me in comparison. — 9 months ago
Holding up great. Fresh fruit and good acidity. Check out that perfect cork! — a month ago
#AgedWineTuesday for lunch.
This is a wonderful Chardonnay from the very famous Chateau Montelena. Exactly 40 vintages later, I could see how it won the Judgment of Paris wine competition, with it's 1973 vintage.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Showing lemons, apples, pears, melons, light tropical fruits, herbs, cedar, light vanilla, spices, light earth and black pepper.
Long finish with limes and light almonds.
This 9 year old still feels very young, with lots of complexity and a soft mouthfeel.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Has potential to become a 95+ point wine.
Good right out of the bottle, and a great sipping wine. Showing great balance, so there is no need for food here.
Elegant and rich. Fruit forward, powerful and exciting.
I paired it with a Caesar salad with blackened Mahi. Great lunch.
Aged in (10% new) French Oak barrels for 10 months.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 4 months ago