Chateau Montelena Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $37.99-$47.99, 94 points, poured a lovely high clariety pomegranate red with an obligatory transparent wine ring.
Subtle aromas were softly floral, with autumn leaves, blackberry, and just a hint of sandalwood.
Medium-plus bodied, good acidity, and supportive grainy tannins managed a focused pomegranate, black currant, and cola flavor profile.
Finished very long on the trailing palate, warm spice notes, a touch of eucalyptus and truffle with a well integrated 13.8% alcohol.
The best wine from Chateau Montelena I've tasted.
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