Calistoga, Napa Valley

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Zinfandel 2014

This is certainly the most interesting Zinfandel I’ve tasted in quite some time, and also one of the best. Montelena sourced Irish oak from a certain distillery for some of the aging. I found this remarkably right bank Bordeaux like with ripe aromas of plums, blueberry pie, cassis, figs, chocolate, spice box and tobacco leaf. Very complex and aristocratic expression. Superb vintage! — 15 hours ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Smooth, silky and the perfect amount of spice. Dark berries, black pepper and licorice. Delicious. — 13 days ago

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Cabernet Franc 2015

Buttery. Smooth. Love it. — 13 days ago

Tedeschi Family Winery

Petite Sirah 2013

Rich smooth nice finish — 19 days ago

Shypoke Cellars

Calistoga Charbono 2015

Quite delicious. Tastes like a Grenache. New winery for me. — 5 days ago

David, Robert and 3 others liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

Great bottle. Fresh, fruit, stunning color, just a few ticks away from being a perfect bottle. — 17 days ago

Fritz Hatton
with Fritz
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Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

On the nose this wine exhibits blackberry jam, vanilla, andallspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coee bean, and perfume with some patience. Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, crème de menthe, and chalky minerality. — a month ago

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A youthful Calistoga Cabernet. Years ahead of it. Incredibly enjoyable 🍷 — 9 days ago

Shay, Hugh and 5 others liked this

The Grade Cellars

Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The weekend is back on track, this is great. Not sure if I’ve ever tasted anything less than excellent from the Calistoga area. Very fragrant Cabernet, plenty of fruit, lavender and some gummy candy and caramel. Palate has tannins and heat initially but this smooths out after an hour in the decanter. Black cherry and floral flavours with some mineral undertones and a medium length finish. Really enjoyed this one. — a month ago

Shay, Paul and 15 others liked this