Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Zinfandel

9.051 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Skip Smyser

I moved past Zinfandel years ago. I am know giving it another look. This is a marvelous lush fruit forward wine. Hints of cherry with great tannins. Really like this 1.5L. My mind is opening to something besides Cab.

I moved past Zinfandel years ago. I am know giving it another look. This is a marvelous lush fruit forward wine. Hints of cherry with great tannins. Really like this 1.5L. My mind is opening to something besides Cab.

Sep 2nd, 2018
Ryan Guillen

Light Zin!

Light Zin!

Jul 27th, 2018
Stephen

Subtle is right

Subtle is right

Nov 23rd, 2017
Mike Allas

Well balanced Zin.

Well balanced Zin.

Aug 24th, 2017
Kelley Joerns

Amazing wine!

Amazing wine!

Apr 25th, 2017
Van Schultz

2013 vintage, originally tasted at the winery in May 2016 during JOP celebration

2013 vintage, originally tasted at the winery in May 2016 during JOP celebration

Apr 15th, 2017
Luke Kilcup

Wonderful vintage, bright fruit, but far from sugary sweet.

Wonderful vintage, bright fruit, but far from sugary sweet.

Mar 31st, 2017
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Really likes this Zin although I have always been partial to California Zins. Still a little young but lots of flavor. Loved it the second day so I would decant.

Really likes this Zin although I have always been partial to California Zins. Still a little young but lots of flavor. Loved it the second day so I would decant.

Mar 17th, 2017
Peter Coticchia

2013. Another crowd pleaser and good to start with. New label will have to grow on me.

2013. Another crowd pleaser and good to start with. New label will have to grow on me.

Sep 20th, 2016
Laura Purdy

This is lovely. Let it open for an hour and enjoy.

This is lovely. Let it open for an hour and enjoy.

Apr 29th, 2016