Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2566 ratings
9.2115 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Delicious. Well structured.

Delicious. Well structured.

Jul 14th, 2019
Conrad Green

Slightly dusty with mint and dark blue fruit. A little truncated but very nice.

Slightly dusty with mint and dark blue fruit. A little truncated but very nice.

Jun 5th, 2019
Mike R
9.3

Wine nerd herd and Friday night in Iowa

Wine nerd herd and Friday night in Iowa

May 25th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Concentrated and complex, showing beautiful age and tertiary notes along with cassis, cedar, hints of dark chocolate and soft tannins. Showing fantastic.

Concentrated and complex, showing beautiful age and tertiary notes along with cassis, cedar, hints of dark chocolate and soft tannins. Showing fantastic.

Mar 21st, 2019
Mark Royer

Wow, integrated tannins, high acid, dark fruits, tobacco, hint of bell pepper.

Wow, integrated tannins, high acid, dark fruits, tobacco, hint of bell pepper.

Dec 20th, 2018
Mark Royer

Dusty tannins, round, almost lush

Dusty tannins, round, almost lush

Dec 20th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Rich cassis

Rich cassis

Dec 6th, 2018
Steven Gullo

At the time, this was made by Mike Grgich. The best aged Napa Cabernet I’ve ever tasted.

At the time, this was made by Mike Grgich. The best aged Napa Cabernet I’ve ever tasted.

Nov 21st, 2018
WineMascot

2008, the eastern Napa Cabs have a super youthful fruit tannin nose (ie crayon) needs some time to open

2008, the eastern Napa Cabs have a super youthful fruit tannin nose (ie crayon) needs some time to open

Dec 20th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Roasted fruit and lovely leather

Roasted fruit and lovely leather

Nov 3rd, 2017