Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.158 ratings
9.35 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
Dave Hendrickson

Aromatically delightful, balanced, nuanced, classic vintage - this will show for years to come

Aromatically delightful, balanced, nuanced, classic vintage - this will show for years to come

Mar 26th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Soaring aromatics. Lovely notes of kirsch, maple and coffee on the palette. For the flagship wine in a stellar vintage, we expected much more. Venge and Beau Vigne have this licked.

Soaring aromatics. Lovely notes of kirsch, maple and coffee on the palette. For the flagship wine in a stellar vintage, we expected much more. Venge and Beau Vigne have this licked.

Nov 16th, 2017
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.3

This bad boy is going to taste beautifully within the next 10 years. I can feel it.

This bad boy is going to taste beautifully within the next 10 years. I can feel it.

Jul 1st, 2017
Martin Mazner

Beautifully balanced Cab from a great year. Delicious bouquet of earth and currants with a long finish. Enjoyed at lunch on a blustery rainy day as hurricane erna passed off to the east

Beautifully balanced Cab from a great year. Delicious bouquet of earth and currants with a long finish. Enjoyed at lunch on a blustery rainy day as hurricane erna passed off to the east

Aug 22nd, 2021
Joe Flo

This wine has developed into a beast. Beautiful harmony.

This wine has developed into a beast. Beautiful harmony.

Jul 24th, 2021
Suren Divanyan

Goes well with lam chops.

Goes well with lam chops.

Oct 28th, 2020
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Really impressed. Mom had bought these as futures and held on to them for several years. It was worth the wait.

Really impressed. Mom had bought these as futures and held on to them for several years. It was worth the wait.

Jul 18th, 2020
Tony Lalli

Wow

Wow

Apr 14th, 2018
Jeanette Hrnyak

Very good. Slight minerality which I like!

Very good. Slight minerality which I like!

Jul 9th, 2017
Makoto Someya

Purple edge, French oak aroma, concentrated black currant flavor with tanning @2400, Breeze-TH, 170610-171014

Purple edge, French oak aroma, concentrated black currant flavor with tanning @2400, Breeze-TH, 170610-171014

Jun 10th, 2017