Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.351 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny color. Mostly opaque. Notes of black cherries, evergreen trees, oak barrel and some spice. Good fruit and structure in the mouth. An herbal thing exists. An OK wine. No need to wait longer for it.

Dark tawny color. Mostly opaque. Notes of black cherries, evergreen trees, oak barrel and some spice. Good fruit and structure in the mouth. An herbal thing exists. An OK wine. No need to wait longer for it.

Jun 7th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Deep dark opaque blackish purple. Notes of mocha, black fruit, stone, eucalyptus, and warm berry pie. Nice mouth feel with integrated tannins. Finish is a bit flat though.

Deep dark opaque blackish purple. Notes of mocha, black fruit, stone, eucalyptus, and warm berry pie. Nice mouth feel with integrated tannins. Finish is a bit flat though.

Dec 16th, 2016
Ted Kizor

If you wanted to know why people like to party like it's 1999...

If you wanted to know why people like to party like it's 1999...

Oct 20th, 2015
Fernando Fernandez

From a Magnum .... Delicious!!!

From a Magnum .... Delicious!!!

Aug 28th, 2015
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

8.5

Thin, short... Relatively speaking

Thin, short... Relatively speaking

Apr 20th, 2014
Zac Melendrez

So much good. I remember this like it was yesterday

So much good. I remember this like it was yesterday

Mar 28th, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.4

Love the longevity of the 99's.

Love the longevity of the 99's.

Feb 25th, 2014
Manny Abascal

Never disappoints. Medium body, dark fruit. Balanced.

Never disappoints. Medium body, dark fruit. Balanced.

Dec 28th, 2018
Kenta Hayashi

Apologies in advance for the not so insightful notes. More Bordeaux like, elegant, not as ripe as the Harlan. In the 90s Californian winemakers were emulating the Bordeaux style. Very different now of course. Well into the secondary notes with some earthiness and graphite.

Apologies in advance for the not so insightful notes. More Bordeaux like, elegant, not as ripe as the Harlan. In the 90s Californian winemakers were emulating the Bordeaux style. Very different now of course. Well into the secondary notes with some earthiness and graphite.

Oct 29th, 2017
Benjamin Keator

The older Montelenas are better than the newer ones

The older Montelenas are better than the newer ones

Sep 10th, 2016