Montes

Classic Series Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.6102 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Cocoa powdered blackberries.

This wine evolves, as a good wine should, with every sample. This vintage worked incredibly well with the ripeness of the fruit, and the craftpersonship of the juice.

Dark chocolate walks hand in hand with touches of saline, green pepper stalk, and that incredible terroir that only Chile knows. And the cost? Appropriate for those who make quality wines in multiple tiers.

Cocoa powdered blackberries.

This wine evolves, as a good wine should, with every sample. This vintage worked incredibly well with the ripeness of the fruit, and the craftpersonship of the juice.

Dark chocolate walks hand in hand with touches of saline, green pepper stalk, and that incredible terroir that only Chile knows. And the cost? Appropriate for those who make quality wines in multiple tiers.

May 31st, 2018
Anil Saxena

Surprisingly great inexpensive cab. Rich, spicy (cinnamon, hints of oak) with a touch of plum. But you have to try this trick (learned from Costco employee). Open the bottle and pour a glass. Cork it (or seal it if you can) and have it the next night. It's pretty awesome. Enjoy!

Surprisingly great inexpensive cab. Rich, spicy (cinnamon, hints of oak) with a touch of plum. But you have to try this trick (learned from Costco employee). Open the bottle and pour a glass. Cork it (or seal it if you can) and have it the next night. It's pretty awesome. Enjoy!

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2017
Sam Reynolds

Sam had this 4 years ago

Sam had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2017
Charles Rivas

Easy going and simple.

Easy going and simple.

May 21st, 2017
Susan Hanners

Bold, spice and oak, Big, stays with you

Bold, spice and oak, Big, stays with you

Aug 24th, 2018
ESF
7.8

Really wanted to like this - drank Montes over 15 years ago and found them a great value (along w/Catena in Arg) but this was disappointing and I fear they are producing too many lines. This was real tight out of the chute and very funky - not in an endearing Gevrey barnyard way, slowly evolved showing muted cherry aromas but an awful lot of rubber, black olive, tar, green/vegetal, and other unappetizing notes. Tannins were disjointed leading to a harsh finish. Maybe I got an off bottle, but I bought 2 so I’ll update.

Really wanted to like this - drank Montes over 15 years ago and found them a great value (along w/Catena in Arg) but this was disappointing and I fear they are producing too many lines. This was real tight out of the chute and very funky - not in an endearing Gevrey barnyard way, slowly evolved showing muted cherry aromas but an awful lot of rubber, black olive, tar, green/vegetal, and other unappetizing notes. Tannins were disjointed leading to a harsh finish. Maybe I got an off bottle, but I bought 2 so I’ll update.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Chris B.

Not sure why this is rated relatively low, as the 2014 vintage was exceptional (and ranked in the top 50 of Wine Spectator’s Best of 2016 list). Big aromas of cigar box and hard candy, mouth-watering tastes of strawberry jam, cedar and caramel... and most astonishingly, it retails for $15. Get some - now!

Not sure why this is rated relatively low, as the 2014 vintage was exceptional (and ranked in the top 50 of Wine Spectator’s Best of 2016 list). Big aromas of cigar box and hard candy, mouth-watering tastes of strawberry jam, cedar and caramel... and most astonishingly, it retails for $15. Get some - now!

May 27th, 2018
Chris B.

Note: this is not the wine I had.

Note: this is not the wine I had.

May 27th, 2018
Greg Helmer

Aaahh smooth. Light on tannin, nice grape and earth flavors, just a bit shallow.

Aaahh smooth. Light on tannin, nice grape and earth flavors, just a bit shallow.

Apr 1st, 2018
Philip Ariza

nice dry cab. good tannins, nice overall. better than expected.

nice dry cab. good tannins, nice overall. better than expected.

Mar 17th, 2018