Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.239 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Laura Catena

Incredibly dense and smooth with brightness and fruit left - a touch alcoholic but goes along with the overall richness of the wine.

Incredibly dense and smooth with brightness and fruit left - a touch alcoholic but goes along with the overall richness of the wine.

Jul 19th, 2016
Kelsey Morrison

Classic Bordeaux nose of seawater, cassis, tobacco, grilled meat, minerality, cinnamon, licorice. Complex mouthfeel with dark cherry, more cassis, smoke, long finish. In great shape, drink now. This is the last 750 of this vintage in our family's collection but we still have two magnums!

Classic Bordeaux nose of seawater, cassis, tobacco, grilled meat, minerality, cinnamon, licorice. Complex mouthfeel with dark cherry, more cassis, smoke, long finish. In great shape, drink now. This is the last 750 of this vintage in our family's collection but we still have two magnums!

Dec 20th, 2015
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

9.0

Super fresh!

Super fresh!

Mar 1st, 2015
Steven Comfort

This wine won a blind tasting with 10 red entries which was hosted by Sean Fields @ Osso Steakhouse in SF.

The wine is balanced and vibrant, showing classic Napa black fruit & smooth tannins.

This wine won a blind tasting with 10 red entries which was hosted by Sean Fields @ Osso Steakhouse in SF.

The wine is balanced and vibrant, showing classic Napa black fruit & smooth tannins.

Dec 13th, 2019
Jennifer Armitage Berkman

Spectacular.

Spectacular.

Jul 1st, 2018
Kevin Driscoll

Oxidized

Oxidized

May 12th, 2018
Dave Weick

Outstanding wine. While I generally like old world wines, this is a great example of well done Napa juice. It is elegant, silky smooth, balanced, Bordeaux like with flavors of tobacco, black fruits and even a hint of balsamic. Still a few years to go...

Outstanding wine. While I generally like old world wines, this is a great example of well done Napa juice. It is elegant, silky smooth, balanced, Bordeaux like with flavors of tobacco, black fruits and even a hint of balsamic. Still a few years to go...

Jan 16th, 2018
Conrad Green

Ripe and intense. Tobacco and lovely mouthfeel. Good definition on the fruit. Nice

Ripe and intense. Tobacco and lovely mouthfeel. Good definition on the fruit. Nice

Jan 15th, 2018
Giordana Sobel

Drinking perfectly.

Drinking perfectly.

Dec 30th, 2016
Josh Abramson

Past its prime

Past its prime

Dec 14th, 2016