Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3119 ratings
9.021 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
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
Austin Yursik

Second of the night. Cooked blackberry, pencil lead, cedar.

Second of the night. Cooked blackberry, pencil lead, cedar.

Jun 17th, 2017
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.2

Tight with a good core but too young to drink now.

Tight with a good core but too young to drink now.

Sep 29th, 2013
Micah Pope

Great dark blackberry and a touch of licorice. Tannins have dropped off quite a bit still a little age ability left.

Great dark blackberry and a touch of licorice. Tannins have dropped off quite a bit still a little age ability left.

Aug 9th, 2013
Kimberly Charles

2005 Chateau Montelena CS Calistoga AVA 14.2% ABV linear sinewy structure gamey notes still a pup

2005 Chateau Montelena CS Calistoga AVA 14.2% ABV linear sinewy structure gamey notes still a pup

Jun 15th, 2013
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Classic, delicious Napa cab sauv with braised short ribs during winter break in Santa Barbara.

Classic, delicious Napa cab sauv with braised short ribs during winter break in Santa Barbara.

Jan 8th, 2013
Skip Smyser

Mature but full of Red fruit, soft tannins a touch of flint and a marvelous mid pallet lingering aftertaste. Drink now or wait another 5 Years 😎

Mature but full of Red fruit, soft tannins a touch of flint and a marvelous mid pallet lingering aftertaste. Drink now or wait another 5 Years 😎

Jul 3rd, 2018
Marianne DiGiovanni

Disappointed for the price and reputation, drank a 05 in 18, rough day at work, purchased at the winery in 12

Disappointed for the price and reputation, drank a 05 in 18, rough day at work, purchased at the winery in 12

Jun 21st, 2018
Skip Smyser

Elegant Cabernet that is at its peak. I see little Room to improve further. Incredible fruit complexity with a pleasant lingering aftertaste in the mid pallet. The fingers of flavor run through out this magnificent wine. Good with food or just to drink. Amazing 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Elegant Cabernet that is at its peak. I see little Room to improve further. Incredible fruit complexity with a pleasant lingering aftertaste in the mid pallet. The fingers of flavor run through out this magnificent wine. Good with food or just to drink. Amazing 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jan 14th, 2018
Luis Gimenez

Smooth tannins, lots of dark fruits and warm spices

Smooth tannins, lots of dark fruits and warm spices

Dec 25th, 2017