Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.411 ratings
9.57 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
Conrad Green

Deep, deep fruit. Gnarly underbrush and dried herbs but really resolved plum and bloody dark fruit. A bit of iodine and minerality. The finish Is great. A little short and windy. For the age kinda astonishingly fresh

Deep, deep fruit. Gnarly underbrush and dried herbs but really resolved plum and bloody dark fruit. A bit of iodine and minerality. The finish Is great. A little short and windy. For the age kinda astonishingly fresh

Jun 24th, 2022
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.6

Lovely rich elegant and balanced

Lovely rich elegant and balanced

Nov 20th, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.4

Really drinking well, one of the first wines I ever really had was this-the 1978. You'd never know it had this kind of age in it. Blackberry, cassis and resolved oak made for a great pairing with the rib eye at Totoraku

Really drinking well, one of the first wines I ever really had was this-the 1978. You'd never know it had this kind of age in it. Blackberry, cassis and resolved oak made for a great pairing with the rib eye at Totoraku

Jun 21st, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.1

Real treat when the guest asked me if I would taste their corkage. Still kickin'

Real treat when the guest asked me if I would taste their corkage. Still kickin'

Oct 17th, 2014
Ira Shapiro

Anniversary year wine. A very pleasant surprise

Anniversary year wine. A very pleasant surprise

Aug 19th, 2018
Lars Ryssdal

General Manager Ackerman Family Vineyards

9.4

Lars had this 9 years ago

Lars had this 9 years ago

May 11th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

Gary had this 9 years ago

Gary had this 9 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2013
MJ Tsay

MJ had this 9 years ago

MJ had this 9 years ago

Mar 10th, 2013
Docho Dochev

Docho had this 6 years ago

Docho had this 6 years ago

Mar 26th, 2016
Tom Dolezal

Tom had this 7 years ago

Tom had this 7 years ago

Jan 1st, 2016