Domaine Montrose

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1966

1966 vintage. Last tasted 9.20.23. That bottle was a little "chunkier." This one was more refined. Decanted and tasted nearly immediately and throughout a 2 hour window. Throwing the expected kitchen sink's worth of sed. Color initially seemed lighter, like 30+ year old red Burg but ended up being a tad darker than that. Light-medium body. Earth, summer dirt and Valrhona chocolate in the nose. All this plus dried cherries in the frontal palate finish. Not much to speak of on the back end. Rated that 9.20.23 bottle an 8.8 and this is slightly better. Still...a definite rush to crush this. 11.11.23. — a month ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Great year!!!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

David T

Rib Cover follow up. Brighter, riper fruits with mid Chinese five spice than the La Dome de Montrose.

Still better in 3-5 years. It will hold there with a slow decline over another 5 years.
— 6 months ago

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Chateau Khoury

Symphonie Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2009

Exceptional Cab /Merlot/ Can Franc blend from Lebanon in the style of a right bank Bordeaux. Reminds me of Chateau Montrose 2010, but 5 times cheaper — 10 months ago

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Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Cassis, tobacco, pencil, powdery and spicy, dash of mint and oak. Wonderful entry level St. Estephe. Good QPR..
A point.
The owners of Montrose bought this estate in 2006, which seems like a clever move to me.
— 3 years ago

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Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

This is the 2019 Chateau Montrose La Dame de Montrose. Saint-Estèphe Gironde, France Bordeaux. The blend is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, perfume rose petals, green bell pepper, spice, vanilla and earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, herbaceous, green bell pepper, licorice, black pepper and a real dark earth edge.

This wine is beautifully full bodied with medium + to high but not overbearing acidity and medium + sinewy muscular firm tannins that nicely move into a long black fruit rich earthy finish. This can definitely be a top line Bordeaux. I hope everyone is well. This weekend looks to be a good one. Drink something special with someone special. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 months ago

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Jody Scharf

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Drake 9.3 I buy

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Delectable Wine

The 2020 Calon-Ségur is allowed to open for over 90 minutes, unfurling in the glass with blackberry and bilberry scents, cedar and floral scents (almost identical to how it showed in barrel.) It just oozes pedigree. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins and quite plush red fruit. It is very well balanced without the backbone and depth of say, Montrose or Cos d'Estournel. It has gained a bit of heft on the finish during its élevage. However, it fans out in assured fashion. This should drink beautifully for 25 to 30 years. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2023) — 10 months ago

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Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Another generous gift for my Cabernet tasting matching the theme of 2009. I have not tasted this producer before mainly trying Cos and Montrose from Saint Estephe previously. It was more full bodied and silky than expected reflecting the vintage. Black and red fruits. A little lost for words after the Lafite to be honest. Most enjoyable however. — 3 years ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1970

Served blind alongside what was later to be revealed as the 1970 Montrose. Our humble table was universally convinced the other wine was from Bordeaux and there was at least one that was adamant this was the legendary 1970 Mayacamas. What wasn’t up for debate was the nose, which was absolutely stunning. A melange of ripe, dried and desiccated dark and red fruits with dried flowers, leather, sweet tobacco and the prettiest baking spices your nose ever smelled on a Cabernet from California. It was almost Burgundian relative to the Montrose. This is a vinous wine with acid keeping it spry. And while it is likely to give “Ohhs and Ahhs” for years to come, it is so gorgeous right now that I wouldn’t hesitate to pull the cork and taste one of the most important wines in history while it still has its potency. This will be one of those wines that haunt me for years to come and I’m ever so grateful to have enjoyed it. A sublime pairing with Iberico de Bellota pork loin with harissa purée and ramps. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Montrose

Solis Lumen Rosé Blend

Lite Salmon in color, nose full of Melon an lite Strawberries, Watermelon candy along with that wonderful Mediterranean salinity poppin’ an sailing towards a delicate dry finish. Very Refreshing….Love IT! $11.99 — 7 months ago

Heidi Taylor
with Heidi


IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

2010 blind wine tasting! Colgin, Continuum, Insignia, Montrose, Pape Clement, Smith Lafite. As expected I preferred the Bordeaux’s! — 2 years ago

Steve Gautier
with Steve
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Tom Garland

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Nice tasting lineup!


Quite a lineup!
Sharon B

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Love the decanters!