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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 701

    Château Montelena, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 1974

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château Montelena, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 1974
    Napa Valley
    Original carton. Slightly corroded capsules. Very good appearance. French import slip-labels. Levels: ten top-shoulder, two upper-shoulder
    Tasting note: Delicious when released, this wine continues to hold its rich, cassis, black-raspberry, and mineral-scented and flavored fruit amazingly well. It is supple, deep, and concentrated with no amber at the edge. There is some underlying acidity, but there is not a hard edge to be found in this fresh, clean wine with a persuasive finish. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #94 Aug 1994
    Note from Matthew Crafton of Château Montelena: The fruit in this bottling came from the old Redwood Ranch in Alexander Valley.  All of the budwood for the original Cabernet plantings of the current Château Montelena Estate Vineyard also come from Redwood Ranch.
    12 bottles per lot

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