Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.43 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David L

03' Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet.
I am sitting across from my son, Tyler, celebrating his 14th Birthday...trying to figure how the time went so fast. I am reflecting on how crazy his 8th grade year has been. Fall was crazy busy with high school visits, high school placement tests, applications, endless essays for the applications and swim meets. Happy to report that Tyler was accepted at his first choice high school and was over the moon. He is coming off of an extremely successful Junior Olympics meet. Could not be prouder of him...just having a hard time believing he will be in high school in 5 months. Enjoying this 14 year old Montelena with my 14 year old young man.

Color- Ruby red. Moderate sediment from this 2003. Decant it for at least an hour. No signs of slowing down. Full bodied & still quite dense. 10+ years in it.

03' Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet.
I am sitting across from my son, Tyler, celebrating his 14th Birthday...trying to figure how the time went so fast. I am reflecting on how crazy his 8th grade year has been. Fall was crazy busy with high school visits, high school placement tests, applications, endless essays for the applications and swim meets. Happy to report that Tyler was accepted at his first choice high school and was over the moon. He is coming off of an extremely successful Junior Olympics meet. Could not be prouder of him...just having a hard time believing he will be in high school in 5 months. Enjoying this 14 year old Montelena with my 14 year old young man.

Color- Ruby red. Moderate sediment from this 2003. Decant it for at least an hour. No signs of slowing down. Full bodied & still quite dense. 10+ years in it.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2017
Skip Smyser

Drinking a well cellared wine such as this is a treat that few have the opportunity to enjoy occasionally let alone daily. Start a Cellar now so you can reap the rewards for years🍷Bo Barrett is about as solid of a wine producer as you can find. Rich fluid red fruit with a minerality that lingers on the pallet. Tobacco, red currants and the nicest tannins imaginable! A Joy🍷🍷🍷🍷

Drinking a well cellared wine such as this is a treat that few have the opportunity to enjoy occasionally let alone daily. Start a Cellar now so you can reap the rewards for years🍷Bo Barrett is about as solid of a wine producer as you can find. Rich fluid red fruit with a minerality that lingers on the pallet. Tobacco, red currants and the nicest tannins imaginable! A Joy🍷🍷🍷🍷

Sep 15th, 2019
Skip Smyser

At its peak. Cork broke on me but worth the trouble. Needed awhile to open up. Color and nose are spectacular. Tannins are light but still add to the tasting experience. Have a lot of this and it’s time to drink 🍷🍷🍷🍷

At its peak. Cork broke on me but worth the trouble. Needed awhile to open up. Color and nose are spectacular. Tannins are light but still add to the tasting experience. Have a lot of this and it’s time to drink 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 20th, 2019