Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.160 ratings
8.922 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

More dessert. Very good but, just not as good as the 96 we had last Christmas or the one before.

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More dessert. Very good but, just not as good as the 96 we had last Christmas or the one before.

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽβ„οΈβ›„οΈ 🦌

Dec 25th, 2019
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
Stefan Metzner

What a great wine

What a great wine

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Mike Saviage

Part of a 94 Cal Cab horizontal; reddish purple, still youngish color; nose of plums, blackberries, cigar leaf, leather horse saddle, walnuts; well balanced, well made

Part of a 94 Cal Cab horizontal; reddish purple, still youngish color; nose of plums, blackberries, cigar leaf, leather horse saddle, walnuts; well balanced, well made

Oct 22nd, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Nice wine but not exceptional

Nice wine but not exceptional

Mar 24th, 2016
Maayan Koschitzky

Great vintage, wine is showing great .

Great vintage, wine is showing great .

Aug 29th, 2015
Stephen Solaka

1994 Vintage

1994 Vintage

Aug 8th, 2015
Bill Bender

May have been off....slight TCA

May have been off....slight TCA

Jun 11th, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Nailed producer. Called 1990.

Nailed producer. Called 1990.

Feb 4th, 2014
Doug Powers

Very fruit-forward for a Montelena Estate Cab, some structure but not like the β€˜80s Montelena in that regard, this seems mature or close to it, I have more, don’t intend to hold these too many more years, case purchased on original release.

Very fruit-forward for a Montelena Estate Cab, some structure but not like the β€˜80s Montelena in that regard, this seems mature or close to it, I have more, don’t intend to hold these too many more years, case purchased on original release.

May 24th, 2020