Christie’s auction house published a story highlighting some of the most coveted wines from California that collectors seek out, leading with Chateau Montelena in the #1 spot. The piece accurately explains that “the estate that brought California to the forefront of the wine world is not surprisingly one of the most collectible from the region.” In terms of winemaking, “Montelena is one of the most European-style wines, crafted in the image of the great wines of Bordeaux. In great vintages, it is one for the long haul, but when the tannins do soften out and yield, the elegance and grace of Montelena sets it apart.” The featured wine is the 1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. You can read more about what they have to say about Montelena and the other wines HERE
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.