The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is immediate, juicy and expressive in this vintage. Sweet tobacco, leather, licorice, menthol and spices emerge over time... There is plenty of density...
...beautiful black currant and blueberry fruit, soft tannins, medium to full body, and a harmonious, supple mouthfeel. This classic, old style Cabernet has been tweaked somewhat as evidenced by its sweeter tannins and more upfront fruit.
This shows a more supple, graceful, accessible style of Montelena Cabernet, combining a sleek, rich core of dark berry, black licorice, roasted coffee and cedar flavors with a black licorice underpinning.