13 September 2017 News

Stephen Tanzer recently released a retrospective on 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets. Montelena’s 1997 Estate Cabernet received a glowing 93 point rating, one of the top 3 ratings of the tasting and above Shafer Hillside Select, Mondavi Cabernet Reserve, Corison, Ridge Monte Bello, Dalla Valle, and Stag’s Leap Cask 23 (to name a few.) This acknowledgment speaks to Montelena’s profound ageability—truly a California First Growth.


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