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The November 2021 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/28/2021 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #734. Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate 1998

Description: Consists of 12 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 93 RP.
"The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate . . . . possesses an opaque ruby/purple color, a gorgeous perfume of loamy soil, new saddle leather, chocolate, and black cherry and black currant fruit, full body, and ripe tannin in the finish. As it sits in the glass, notes of cedar and spice box also emerge . . . . there is no doubting that it will still provide considerable pleasure . . . . Kudos to the Barretts for producing this impressive 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the vintage's few stars . . . . The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon remains one of California's most remarkable Cabernets. I have been following it since the early seventies, and even the most difficult vintages are still drinking beautifully. The home vineyard is so consistent that even in vintages such as 1989 and 1998, this wine is far better than its competition." The Wine Advocate #142, Aug 2002
Provenance: The Éclat Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $950

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