Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.378 ratings
9.311 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
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.0

Nice balancing act of dark fruits, clove, and vanilla with plenty of life left

Nice balancing act of dark fruits, clove, and vanilla with plenty of life left

Apr 14th, 2022
Cameron Parry

10 years on and just getting started.

10 years on and just getting started.

Aug 10th, 2017
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Top notch wine in its prime.

Top notch wine in its prime.

Apr 27th, 2016
Tom Riley

Took more than 24 hrs to begin to open up. Sleek, hints of green herbs, great acid, and a delicious array of red and black fruit, soft tannins, and well-integrated alcohol. You'd never guess was 14.3% abv. Wish we had more!

Took more than 24 hrs to begin to open up. Sleek, hints of green herbs, great acid, and a delicious array of red and black fruit, soft tannins, and well-integrated alcohol. You'd never guess was 14.3% abv. Wish we had more!

Mar 24th, 2015
vinokeeno

2007 vintage. Nice balance of full-throttle fruit and big tannins. Throwing a respectable amount of sed

2007 vintage. Nice balance of full-throttle fruit and big tannins. Throwing a respectable amount of sed

Jan 8th, 2022
Skip Smyser

Lovely appearance with bold nose and soft but luxurious tannins. This is why you have a wine cellar. Continues to improve.

Lovely appearance with bold nose and soft but luxurious tannins. This is why you have a wine cellar. Continues to improve.

Nov 7th, 2020
Mike Ancuta

Nice treat to have, fresh blackberry, coffee, herbs. Very well balanced. Has lots of life in the bottle.

Nice treat to have, fresh blackberry, coffee, herbs. Very well balanced. Has lots of life in the bottle.

Aug 24th, 2019
Edward Chung

A fine example of Napa cab... Drinking beautifully now and many years of life left. Nice silky tannins and long finish!

A fine example of Napa cab... Drinking beautifully now and many years of life left. Nice silky tannins and long finish!

May 28th, 2019
Dario Scimeca

This is excellent - smooth, powerful, right in the middle of the drinking window

This is excellent - smooth, powerful, right in the middle of the drinking window

Jan 27th, 2019
Skip Smyser

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If you could drink this wine everyday you would be living well๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

Dec 28th, 2018