Montesquieu Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet

Derenoncourt California - 2008 Napa Valley Caberent
95 points | $180 | 269 cases made 

Pure, rich and supple, this is focused on deep plum, dark berry, cedar and mineral flavors. A tour de force in depth and intensity, yet with a nice lift on the finish, where the tannins show a tender side. Best from 2013 through 2026. From California.—James Laube

In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as the “most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent tasting. They are high-scoring, low-production wines from around the world that may be difficult to find, but are worth seeking out.”

Coombsville Syrah Parcel
Derenoncourt California - 2008 Coombsville Syrah 
93 points | $85 | 219 cases made 

Tight and richly flavored, with a core of dark berry, mineral, graphite and cedar flavors that run deep, ending with gutsy, chewy tannins. Best from 2013 through 2023.—James Laube

In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as the “most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent tasting. They are high-scoring, low-production wines from around the world that may be difficult to find, but are worth seeking out.”

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