Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.264 ratings
9.214 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
Cameron Parry

‘08 is just hitting its stride. Great sweet fruit, juicy acidity, lush but firm tannins.

‘08 is just hitting its stride. Great sweet fruit, juicy acidity, lush but firm tannins.

Nov 8th, 2020
Cameron Parry

Bright and fresh. Still very young.

Bright and fresh. Still very young.

May 13th, 2018
Shawn R

Was never a big fan of this wine, until this bottle. Sweet and soft nose-clove, molasses and caramel. Black fruits with resolved tannins. Acid is in the sweet spot. Nice wine.

Was never a big fan of this wine, until this bottle. Sweet and soft nose-clove, molasses and caramel. Black fruits with resolved tannins. Acid is in the sweet spot. Nice wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2018
Shawn R

First one from a 6 pack bought on release. Exceptional!

First one from a 6 pack bought on release. Exceptional!

Jun 3rd, 2017
Cameron Parry

Still very youthful. Great structure and balance. Lots left to give.

Still very youthful. Great structure and balance. Lots left to give.

Mar 6th, 2017
Will Atkinson

Not my bag, but good.

Not my bag, but good.

Dec 19th, 2014
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

So good! 13.9 Alc

So good! 13.9 Alc

Oct 20th, 2014
Carole Meredith

Lovely nose. Tastes a bit older than it is.

Lovely nose. Tastes a bit older than it is.

May 26th, 2014
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Deep garnet color. Red fruit, spice, vanilla, dried herbs and mineral nose. All the elements are in balance on the palate, with tannins noticeable on the long finish. No rush to drink.

Deep garnet color. Red fruit, spice, vanilla, dried herbs and mineral nose. All the elements are in balance on the palate, with tannins noticeable on the long finish. No rush to drink.

Mar 1st, 2020
Fred Green

RDG! Great bouquet with intense full bodied taste

RDG! Great bouquet with intense full bodied taste

Feb 13th, 2020