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Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 750ml
  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Napa County
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red
  • Verticals
  • EE1721
  • EE1728
Lot 48

Vertical Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate 1995 -2002 - 750ml - 8 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$1,400 - CAD$2,000

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This lot is comprised of 8 bottle(s) of Vertical Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate 1995 -2002 - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $1400 - $2000 with a reserve of $1000. The bottles in this lot come from collection 11257. In this lot you will find 1 bottle of 1995 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 1996 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 1997 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 1998 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 1999 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 2000 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 2001 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml, 1 bottle of 2002 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 750ml.

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In Neck
A blue chip collection filled with top California cult and fine Burgundy. The collector began amassing Old World wines when living in Montreal and Toronto and expanded his appreciation for California wine when living in San Francisco. Starting his cellar in the late 1990's, the majority of the wines were purchased directly from the winery or estate and were stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled private cellar.
The score for 2002 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is 96+ from Robert Parker and the tasting note - This appears to be one of the great efforts from Chateau Montelena, something I think I was correct about when I gave it an “in the bottle” rating in 26 of 95+. It is still an amazingly young wine that came from old vines on the famous St. George rootstock that did not require replanting because of the phylloxera epidemic that swept through Napa in the late 198's and 199's. Despite its lofty 14.4% alcohol (high by Montelena standards) and the overall flamboyance of the 22 vintage, it needs another 4-6 years of cellaring. This young, classic Cabernet Sauvignon represents the quintessential traditional school of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a tight, but promising nose of black currants, crushed rocks, earth and spice. Rich, full-bodied, pure and brilliantly executed, with perfect harmony, this is a sensational yet forebodingly backward, youthful Cabernet Sauvignon that needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep another quarter of a century. The score for 1997 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is 98 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - There are 1,2 cases of the remarkable 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Opaque purple-colored with a dense, chewy, full-bodied personality, it displays abundant cassis, mineral, and earth notes. This brilliantly made, super-concentrated, pure, blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish. Having added additional weight since last year, this sumptuous, multilayered, profoundly concentrated Cabernet contains 14% alcohol. It is a candidate for 25-3 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity- 23-23.