Chateau Montelena 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
This dense and brooding beauty is the cream of the crop from this iconic estate. All meticulously cared for estate only fruit has presented a very serious and regal Cabernet that is built to last. Very dark black and blue fruits here with subtle frankincense, black peppercorn, dried roses and violet, and a soft woodsy forest note. On the palate, the pedigree is revealed with layers upon layers, like phyllo dough. This wine is downright handsome. The perfect country gentleman. This is the wine for an elegant dinner party and good conversation deep into the night.