90pointsChateau Montelena 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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Too young to enjoy now. The tannins and acids are such that they lock the wine down. The fruit tastes sharp and jammy, and the alcohol, even though it isn't high, sticks out. But it's all there, including oodles of blackberries, cherries, licorice and spice. Needs time. Give it until 2009.

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