2003 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Nose Sweet black currant jam, with hints of black cherry and flowers. There is much fruit in the nose, not unexpected considering the excellent ripeness achieved in this vintage.
Palate Delivers intense, broad and sweet fruit, layered with spicy cherry, and even a bit of chocolate.
Finish The overall structure is ripe and rich, pure and well delineated.
A warm March evolved into a rainy month of April, setting the stage for excellent vine health and growth later into the year. Good weather prevailed for most of the summer. Then a welcome September warm-up stimulated the onset of harvest, and we enjoyed consistently stable ripening weather.