Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.324 ratings
9.111 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
Conrad Green

An exceptional bottle. Super pure. Iron, deep blue fruit, totally resolved oak, wonderfully gnarly and intense. Fresh but aged. Glorious stuff.

An exceptional bottle. Super pure. Iron, deep blue fruit, totally resolved oak, wonderfully gnarly and intense. Fresh but aged. Glorious stuff.

Jul 2nd, 2021
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
Kathy Morgan

No words.

No words.

Jul 13th, 2015
Stéphane VIVIER

Right. Texture and fruit in a great place right now. Ready.

Right. Texture and fruit in a great place right now. Ready.

Feb 8th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.4

Bang!

Bang!

Jul 20th, 2013
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

8.4

Too bright and short. Red fruited. Tastes baked a bit

Too bright and short. Red fruited. Tastes baked a bit

Jul 1st, 2013
Nick Ferrall

Beautiful, old school expression with tons of energy left in the tank.

Beautiful, old school expression with tons of energy left in the tank.

Mar 9th, 2019
Wine House

Yes yes yes, what an amazing wine, elegant balanced fruit, acidity still present and lush finish.

Yes yes yes, what an amazing wine, elegant balanced fruit, acidity still present and lush finish.

Aug 9th, 2017
Peter Freeman

Strong showing. Still has a punch at 30. Much like, Liz; who's birthday we celebrated.

Strong showing. Still has a punch at 30. Much like, Liz; who's birthday we celebrated.

Oct 16th, 2016
Mark Royer

Holding up. Good window to drink now.

Holding up. Good window to drink now.

May 23rd, 2016