Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.132 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Fantastic! Firm structure, vibrant flavor.

Fantastic! Firm structure, vibrant flavor.

May 17th, 2015
Nick Ferrall

Delivered a complex and beautiful wine. Bit more peppery than I expected.

Delivered a complex and beautiful wine. Bit more peppery than I expected.

Jul 21st, 2019
Allison Bryan

Strong structure, good tannin, medium acid, and a bit of oak. Dark cherry, earth, tobacco.

Strong structure, good tannin, medium acid, and a bit of oak. Dark cherry, earth, tobacco.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Peter Hladun

Still another decade left in this wine...at least!

Still another decade left in this wine...at least!

Mar 7th, 2017
Bruce Shook

Outstanding Cabernet. Needs an hour to breath but after that it is smooth, fruity and well balanced. Really nice wine.

Outstanding Cabernet. Needs an hour to breath but after that it is smooth, fruity and well balanced. Really nice wine.

Sep 24th, 2016
Matthew Davison

Great nose. Opening well. Pops of fruit. Smooth, but it's showing a lot of potential for further aging.

Great nose. Opening well. Pops of fruit. Smooth, but it's showing a lot of potential for further aging.

Jul 20th, 2016
Matthew Christ

Decided to go Cali tonight. Lamb chops. Taters.

Decided to go Cali tonight. Lamb chops. Taters.

Apr 25th, 2014
James Cahill

This has been stored in ideal cellar conditions for all of these years. Cork was pristine. Not the best Montelena vintage but a solid Napa Cab.

This has been stored in ideal cellar conditions for all of these years. Cork was pristine. Not the best Montelena vintage but a solid Napa Cab.

Feb 4th, 2018
Sonia Kopp

2000

Jul 20th, 2015
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

Josh had this 2 years ago

Josh had this 2 years ago

May 21st, 2017