Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.149 ratings
9.34 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
Dave Hendrickson

Aromatically delightful, balanced, nuanced, classic vintage - this will show for years to come

Aromatically delightful, balanced, nuanced, classic vintage - this will show for years to come

Mar 26th, 2018
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.3

This bad boy is going to taste beautifully within the next 10 years. I can feel it.

This bad boy is going to taste beautifully within the next 10 years. I can feel it.

Jul 1st, 2017
Tony Lalli

Wow

Wow

Apr 14th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Soaring aromatics. Lovely notes of kirsch, maple and coffee on the palette. For the flagship wine in a stellar vintage, we expected much more. Venge and Beau Vigne have this licked.

Soaring aromatics. Lovely notes of kirsch, maple and coffee on the palette. For the flagship wine in a stellar vintage, we expected much more. Venge and Beau Vigne have this licked.

Nov 16th, 2017
Jeanette Hrnyak

Very good. Slight minerality which I like!

Very good. Slight minerality which I like!

Jul 9th, 2017
Makoto Someya

Purple edge, French oak aroma, concentrated black currant flavor with tanning @2400, Breeze-TH, 170610-171014

Purple edge, French oak aroma, concentrated black currant flavor with tanning @2400, Breeze-TH, 170610-171014

Jun 10th, 2017
Garrett Ahlborg

Bottleshock!

Bottleshock!

May 21st, 2017
Kim Stanbro

2015- I remember the 2013 slightly oakier. Wonderful outside wine on one of the 3 decent days of the year.

2015- I remember the 2013 slightly oakier. Wonderful outside wine on one of the 3 decent days of the year.

Apr 28th, 2017
Adam Gäfvert

Fransk stil. Kanske lite tät och inte tillräckligt avslappnad ännu. Men lite lagring och luftning så blir det nog bara bättre

Fransk stil. Kanske lite tät och inte tillräckligt avslappnad ännu. Men lite lagring och luftning så blir det nog bara bättre

Mar 6th, 2017
Derrick Barker

Super full bodied, dark, drupe undertones with a complex cherry taste and smooth dry mouth feel and after taste. I also have had a 2014 and have a 2010 that's been sitting. We will see how the flavor ages at a later date.

Super full bodied, dark, drupe undertones with a complex cherry taste and smooth dry mouth feel and after taste. I also have had a 2014 and have a 2010 that's been sitting. We will see how the flavor ages at a later date.

Feb 7th, 2017