Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21389 ratings
9.1278 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Remi Barrett

OMGGG one of my all time fave vintages!! Ridiculously amazing!!!!!! What a treat

OMGGG one of my all time fave vintages!! Ridiculously amazing!!!!!! What a treat

5 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2014
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

A vintage to hold. It might fool you for a first growth Bordeaux

A vintage to hold. It might fool you for a first growth Bordeaux

2 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2015
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

2011. This is a vintage that separates the boys from men. Hold this vintage! This wine will be on fire down the road.

2011. This is a vintage that separates the boys from men. Hold this vintage! This wine will be on fire down the road.

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Paul Lysek

Sommelier at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

9.2

'06 is showing really well.

'06 is showing really well.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Lynn La Chapelle

Great nose, dark cherry fruit, integrated tannins, wine happiness

Great nose, dark cherry fruit, integrated tannins, wine happiness

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2016
Eric Grasser

Too young...has a lot to give yet. Has kept its dark color, aromas of overwhelming blackberry, eucalyptus, leather, pencil lead and matchstick. Almost intoxicating - very impressive in the least. Blackberry, plum, blueberry in the mouth with dried herbs, touch of sriracha sauce, cedar and a full force of drying tannins. Maybe needs another 10 years?

Too young...has a lot to give yet. Has kept its dark color, aromas of overwhelming blackberry, eucalyptus, leather, pencil lead and matchstick. Almost intoxicating - very impressive in the least. Blackberry, plum, blueberry in the mouth with dried herbs, touch of sriracha sauce, cedar and a full force of drying tannins. Maybe needs another 10 years?

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Brian Pucillo

Tremendous wine! Big, bold , Luscious, velvety tannins. Great acid balance. Enjoy this one with steak.

Tremendous wine! Big, bold , Luscious, velvety tannins. Great acid balance. Enjoy this one with steak.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Stefan Metzner

What a great wine

What a great wine

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Lovely balanced classic Montelena. Solid fruit. Showing well

Lovely balanced classic Montelena. Solid fruit. Showing well

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Darrell Printz

Magic

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2013