Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.317 ratings
9.65 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
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Superb. Round and trick

Superb. Round and trick

Sep 12th, 2015
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.5

Classic napa or a surprisingly good wine from a top Bordeaux from a similar time? Hard to say, which is a cool thing about classic napa.

Classic napa or a surprisingly good wine from a top Bordeaux from a similar time? Hard to say, which is a cool thing about classic napa.

Jul 26th, 2014
Doug Powers

Medium-dark purple color, dark fruits (cassis, dark berry) still pretty youthful with loads of tannic structure, this wine may last longer than me, from the early days when I understand this cuvée had press wine in it, I just wish my dear friend George was still here to share this with me!!

Medium-dark purple color, dark fruits (cassis, dark berry) still pretty youthful with loads of tannic structure, this wine may last longer than me, from the early days when I understand this cuvée had press wine in it, I just wish my dear friend George was still here to share this with me!!

May 16th, 2022
Alasdair Kennedy

I may be mad but this tastes so provencal, at this stage would have had it pegged as an aged bandol. Black olive, black fruit and initially a floral nose. Weirdly garrigue. What a wonderfully odd old bird.

I may be mad but this tastes so provencal, at this stage would have had it pegged as an aged bandol. Black olive, black fruit and initially a floral nose. Weirdly garrigue. What a wonderfully odd old bird.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Ryo Hayashi

鉄板!

鉄板!

Jul 21st, 2016
Lily Mirabelle Freedman

1982. Bordeaux-like focus, green herbs, pennies, blueberries, and tannins.

1982. Bordeaux-like focus, green herbs, pennies, blueberries, and tannins.

Apr 1st, 2015
Beth Novak Milliken

Exceptional, great power still.

Exceptional, great power still.

Jan 17th, 2019
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Mike Mighetto had this 8 years ago

Mike Mighetto had this 8 years ago

Oct 25th, 2014
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.2

Carlo had this 8 years ago

Carlo had this 8 years ago

Jul 24th, 2014
Tess Bryant Casey

West Coast Sales Manager T Edwards Wines

10

Tess had this 8 years ago

Tess had this 8 years ago

Jul 24th, 2014