Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2107 ratings
9.17 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
Skip Smyser

After drinking the '02,'04,&'05 this is a baby that has yet to come into its potential. I have been tasting thru my Chateau Montelena holdings and can only say a 10 year wait is worth it. The '12 is currently a fruit bomb, needs time🍷🍷🍷🍷

After drinking the '02,'04,&'05 this is a baby that has yet to come into its potential. I have been tasting thru my Chateau Montelena holdings and can only say a 10 year wait is worth it. The '12 is currently a fruit bomb, needs time🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Big and oaky with plentiful red fruit and a bit of bramble. I like the style.

Big and oaky with plentiful red fruit and a bit of bramble. I like the style.

Feb 14th, 2016
Nick Benz

Spicy, black pepper, leather and dark red fruit

Spicy, black pepper, leather and dark red fruit

Dec 14th, 2015
Dr. Vino

Napa takes care of me

Napa takes care of me

May 31st, 2015
Ryan Flinn

Still a little young.

Still a little young.

Jan 13th, 2015
Suzanne Shaffer

Yum!

Nov 9th, 2019
Stephanie Horbaczewski

Amazing! Very powerful Napa Cabernet

Amazing! Very powerful Napa Cabernet

Jul 25th, 2019
Skip Smyser

A youthful Calistoga Cabernet. Years ahead of it. Incredibly enjoyable 🍷

A youthful Calistoga Cabernet. Years ahead of it. Incredibly enjoyable 🍷

Apr 11th, 2019
Eric Godin

Cinnamon raisins and ripe red fruits. Plush plum, pomegranate, and berries. Perfect balance of astringency, fruitiness, coarse tannins and acidity. Great for food or on its own to sit and enjoy over long conversation.

Cinnamon raisins and ripe red fruits. Plush plum, pomegranate, and berries. Perfect balance of astringency, fruitiness, coarse tannins and acidity. Great for food or on its own to sit and enjoy over long conversation.

Feb 2nd, 2019
HP House

Top Cab, loved the profile

Top Cab, loved the profile

Dec 16th, 2018