Auction 8 | Lot No. 40
Chateau Montelena Winery
The Montelena Estate
10 cases produced
This one-and-only Montelena Estate Cabernet Franc is from a terraced hillside block of volcanic soil. Planted in 1990 on 110R rootstock, the fruit was harvested on September 26, the yield but 1.9 tons to the acre.
A youthful wine, it exhibits creme de cassis and blackberry fruit, with hints of lavender, tar and earth, followed by spicy black licorice. Broad, fine tannins coat the palate. The hot and dry nature of the vintage is clearly expressed in the wine's concentration of terroir.
In keeping with our winemaking traditions, this Cabernet Franc will give great pleasure over many years.
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