Chateau Montelena

The Montelana Estate Calistoga Zinfandel

9.254 ratings
9.05 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
Daisy Wine

Roses, fried flowers, cassis... On the palate alcohol but softness with smokey-oaky finish. Very nice :-)

Roses, fried flowers, cassis... On the palate alcohol but softness with smokey-oaky finish. Very nice :-)

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2014
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.2

Not huge on Zinfandel, but this one is great. Forget the inky, sweet, fruit bomb, this is light on its feet with spice and complexity from some age. Out of a magnum is a plus too.

Not huge on Zinfandel, but this one is great. Forget the inky, sweet, fruit bomb, this is light on its feet with spice and complexity from some age. Out of a magnum is a plus too.

Nov 26th, 2016
Skip Smyser

Absolutely a winner, with rich Red fruit, perfect balance and structure . By the way way this is Estate Cabernet

Absolutely a winner, with rich Red fruit, perfect balance and structure . By the way way this is Estate Cabernet

Jul 30th, 2018
Skip Smyser

Zinfandel is a vastly improving varietal. Lovely full bodied. A treat😎🍷

Zinfandel is a vastly improving varietal. Lovely full bodied. A treat😎🍷

Jun 27th, 2017
Steven Kukesh

R&D Winemaker at DFV

9.2

Big, blackberry and plum with vanilla. Great with a steak.

Big, blackberry and plum with vanilla. Great with a steak.

Aug 21st, 2016
Jason Birkett

Drinking beautifully right now

Drinking beautifully right now

May 12th, 2016
Chris Olson

Smooth, not overly fruit forward. Totally drinkable, could cellar another year or two and be fine, too...

Smooth, not overly fruit forward. Totally drinkable, could cellar another year or two and be fine, too...

May 4th, 2015
Peter Coticchia

Medium body and plenty of flavor. Glad I opened this tonight. Perfect with ribs.

Medium body and plenty of flavor. Glad I opened this tonight. Perfect with ribs.

Mar 10th, 2015
Jordan Yelinek

Earthy and delicious... More like a Cab than a Zin

Earthy and delicious... More like a Cab than a Zin

Jan 18th, 2015
Josh Wibbenmeyer

Nice vanilla and spice. Light pepper. Bright fruits. Nice bottling

Nice vanilla and spice. Light pepper. Bright fruits. Nice bottling

Oct 27th, 2014