Chateau Montelena

The Montelana Estate Calistoga Zinfandel

9.57 ratings
9.46 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
Renee Bourassa

Sommelier/Wine Director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

9.3

Blind, this tasted more like older left bank Bordeaux than CA Zin... CM's zins from the 70's and 80's seem to age (and taste) more like Cabernet Sauvignon from the same period. Really impressive!

Blind, this tasted more like older left bank Bordeaux than CA Zin... CM's zins from the 70's and 80's seem to age (and taste) more like Cabernet Sauvignon from the same period. Really impressive!

May 15th, 2015
Brandon Thomas

Still alive and well.

Still alive and well.

Apr 9th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

Wow! Deep and rich, brimming with pipe tobacco, black currant and tea. A stunning example.

Wow! Deep and rich, brimming with pipe tobacco, black currant and tea. A stunning example.

Mar 14th, 2015
Herve Rodriguez

I'm not a big Zin fan but this is delicious, alive and kicking

I'm not a big Zin fan but this is delicious, alive and kicking

Jul 25th, 2014
Will Brajnikoff

Sommelier Chai Consulting

9.4

Will had this 5 years ago

Will had this 5 years ago

Jul 25th, 2014
Cameron Scott

Cameron had this 6 years ago

Cameron had this 6 years ago

Dec 17th, 2013
Wiktor Macura

Wiktor had this 4 years ago

Wiktor had this 4 years ago

May 25th, 2015