Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.312 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tawny reddish rims. Almost opaque. Deep nose of Violet's black cherry and a little dirt. Huge structure in mouth with round and chewy fruit. Still mostly primary. Good finish. Beat expectations. Needs more time.

Tawny reddish rims. Almost opaque. Deep nose of Violet's black cherry and a little dirt. Huge structure in mouth with round and chewy fruit. Still mostly primary. Good finish. Beat expectations. Needs more time.

Jun 18th, 2016
Michael Seely

Lots of life left

Lots of life left

Jun 17th, 2018
Richard Lerner

Showing its age but still very much alive and kicking. Molassas and spice and cloves with firm tannins but still enough fruit. I likey

Showing its age but still very much alive and kicking. Molassas and spice and cloves with firm tannins but still enough fruit. I likey

Aug 24th, 2017
Brandon Thurber

Very nice. A bit light for my taste, but a solid offering for sure.

Very nice. A bit light for my taste, but a solid offering for sure.

Jul 13th, 2017
Manny Abascal

I love the Montelena Estate for many reasons. The consistency and age worthiness over different vintages is impressive. Always a safe bet. The 95 is on the darker side, with black fruit and leathery tannins. Drinking beautifully, may not benefit with further age.

I love the Montelena Estate for many reasons. The consistency and age worthiness over different vintages is impressive. Always a safe bet. The 95 is on the darker side, with black fruit and leathery tannins. Drinking beautifully, may not benefit with further age.

Dec 26th, 2016
Jane Hixson

All the tannins have burned off and this vintage is drinking beautifully! Drinking like an old world Bordeaux. Amazing.

All the tannins have burned off and this vintage is drinking beautifully! Drinking like an old world Bordeaux. Amazing.

Dec 26th, 2015
Chris Langstaff

Chris had this a year ago

Chris had this a year ago

Dec 25th, 2018
Tom Angell

Tom had this 2 years ago

Tom had this 2 years ago

Jul 27th, 2018
David From The 504

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

May 29th, 2016
Marissa Barker

Marissa had this 4 years ago

Marissa had this 4 years ago

Mar 18th, 2016