Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3108 ratings
9.328 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
Matt Nason

Anise, with cocoa nibs and black cherries, drinking like a gem, beautiful soft elegant finish.

Anise, with cocoa nibs and black cherries, drinking like a gem, beautiful soft elegant finish.

Dec 27th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tawny red with nice deep core. Great aged Cal Cab nose. Notes of plums, mocha, black fruit, a little wood and some dry earth. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Round with dusty tannins. Liked this.

Tawny red with nice deep core. Great aged Cal Cab nose. Notes of plums, mocha, black fruit, a little wood and some dry earth. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Round with dusty tannins. Liked this.

Sep 16th, 2019
Ron R
9.6

Ethereal. Notes of Asian spice and cedar. Unicorn vintage. A wine for the ages.

Ethereal. Notes of Asian spice and cedar. Unicorn vintage. A wine for the ages.

Apr 28th, 2018
Sean Genn

Holding up well but not as good as some of the bottles I've had of 97 in the past. Drink em if you got em

Holding up well but not as good as some of the bottles I've had of 97 in the past. Drink em if you got em

Jan 21st, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

This was fantastic. Still very youthful, bright acidity, dried red and black fruit but nothing bruised. This could lay down for another 5 years easily

This was fantastic. Still very youthful, bright acidity, dried red and black fruit but nothing bruised. This could lay down for another 5 years easily

Jan 9th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Magnum

Magnum

Jan 1st, 2017
Darin Kendrick

From magnum

From magnum

Dec 15th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Pretty darn good 97 cab thanks Rich for the bottle !

Pretty darn good 97 cab thanks Rich for the bottle !

Apr 1st, 2016
Sean Genn

1997

1997

Dec 26th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.5

Tasted out of magnum. Quite youthful. Graphite and black cherry and really very smooth.

Tasted out of magnum. Quite youthful. Graphite and black cherry and really very smooth.

Oct 3rd, 2015