Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2109 ratings
9.223 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
Matt Trader

A little tired, but good example of mature napa cabernet. It's made in a Bordeaux style, but a little VA going on in the wine. Baked strawberries and rhubarb all day.


Had it as a side by side with the 2014 current release, which I didnt rate..it was incredibly hot (alcohol), and loads of green bell pepper. Pretty tight, and I'm sure it'll develope, but the price is a little tough..

None the less, great stop, beautiful property and historic for that matter, and a very knowledgable staff.

A little tired, but good example of mature napa cabernet. It's made in a Bordeaux style, but a little VA going on in the wine. Baked strawberries and rhubarb all day.


Had it as a side by side with the 2014 current release, which I didnt rate..it was incredibly hot (alcohol), and loads of green bell pepper. Pretty tight, and I'm sure it'll develope, but the price is a little tough..

None the less, great stop, beautiful property and historic for that matter, and a very knowledgable staff.

Oct 12th, 2018
Andrew Wesson

Beauty.

Beauty.

Dec 26th, 2017
Paul Lysek

Sommelier at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

9.2

'06 is showing really well.

'06 is showing really well.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Darrell Printz

Magic

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2013
Jack Goldenberg

I loved the fruit, ten years on! I wish I had a case as opposed to having just consumed my only bottle

I loved the fruit, ten years on! I wish I had a case as opposed to having just consumed my only bottle

Apr 8th, 2017
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Great from mag!

Great from mag!

Mar 7th, 2017
Benjamin Temple

Not my cup of tea #2006

Not my cup of tea #2006

Feb 4th, 2017
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

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Aug 2nd, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.0

In a quiet phase.

In a quiet phase.

Jun 17th, 2015
Anna Savino

Another great wine for the night! Wow! #napa #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon #wine #napacab #classic

Another great wine for the night! Wow! #napa #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon #wine #napacab #classic

Mar 22nd, 2015