1996 Chateau Montelena "The Montelena Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon
Here is a nice clean bottle of the 1996 Chateau Montelena "The Montelena Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottle fill is fine. A tasting note Wine Advocate - A behemoth Cabernet Sauvignon is the stern, tannic, concentrated 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (13.5% alcohol). Full-bodied, but closed, with gorgeously pure black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit and extract, this wine also needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should easily last through the first 2-3 decades of the next century. Score: 93. - Robert Parker, January 2000.
PREVIEW: Will go on Auction at Ebay January 3, 2008.