Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.156 ratings
9.019 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
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
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Nailed producer. Called 1990.

Nailed producer. Called 1990.

Feb 4th, 2014
Keith Lite

Wow. this vintage still impresses with fruit and all kinds of spice and tobacco coffee and nuts

Wow. this vintage still impresses with fruit and all kinds of spice and tobacco coffee and nuts

Nov 29th, 2018
Mark Howard

Quintessential California cabernet from my favorite vintage from California. Bold elegant perfumey and in your face. Blue fruits followed by red fruit aromatics, awesome mid palate flavors of leather licorice tobacco and cigar. Tannins softened by time makes the finish last for more than a full minute. This is truly First Growth quality. Go ahead, pick a better bottle, I dare you!

Quintessential California cabernet from my favorite vintage from California. Bold elegant perfumey and in your face. Blue fruits followed by red fruit aromatics, awesome mid palate flavors of leather licorice tobacco and cigar. Tannins softened by time makes the finish last for more than a full minute. This is truly First Growth quality. Go ahead, pick a better bottle, I dare you!

Aug 15th, 2018
Amy C
9.2

This was when I decided that my brother and sister-in-law visiting from out of town was a good excuse to figure out which of the 1992, 1994 or 1996 I liked better with a side-by-side tasting. Too bad I don’t remember what we concluded...

This was when I decided that my brother and sister-in-law visiting from out of town was a good excuse to figure out which of the 1992, 1994 or 1996 I liked better with a side-by-side tasting. Too bad I don’t remember what we concluded...

Apr 7th, 2018