Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Cabernet Franc

8.922 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Tasha Drew

Needs a long time to open up. Good front flavor, not much of a finish. Excellent with spicy meats.

Needs a long time to open up. Good front flavor, not much of a finish. Excellent with spicy meats.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Yes Montelena makes a Cab Franc. Rare stuff

Yes Montelena makes a Cab Franc. Rare stuff

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014
Brent S

A little watery...

A little watery...

Nov 19th, 2016
Breanna Smith

Buttery. Smooth. Love it.

Buttery. Smooth. Love it.

Apr 7th, 2019
Bryan Vogt

Light floral red fruit nose. Almost like a Pinot until the finish

Light floral red fruit nose. Almost like a Pinot until the finish

Sep 6th, 2018
Bryan Vogt

Excellent considering this is an 11. Needed to breathe for about 45 min

Excellent considering this is an 11. Needed to breathe for about 45 min

Jul 8th, 2016
Jason Jones

Really nice after 90 min slow ox

Really nice after 90 min slow ox

Nov 12th, 2015
Marissa Barker

Hard to track down. Smokey and soft.

Hard to track down. Smokey and soft.

Aug 31st, 2015
Takeshi Ohishi

At kiraku

At kiraku

Jan 19th, 2013
Jessica Koga

Jessica had this 4 years ago

Jessica had this 4 years ago

Dec 16th, 2014