Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Ratings on Delectable

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

As classic as it gets. Just beginning to hit maturity, this one has got a long life ahead of it still.

As classic as it gets. Just beginning to hit maturity, this one has got a long life ahead of it still.

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Decent. Nice. Not great but a really good drink.

Decent. Nice. Not great but a really good drink.

9.1

Pooneet Kant

Nice wine. Very port like on the nose, which is a touch surprising. Quite alcoholic - 14.1% - but doesn’t impact negatively. Crazy level of sediment. Lots of dark red fruit, definitely secondary, could use a smidge more acid. But really nice.

Nice wine. Very port like on the nose, which is a touch surprising. Quite alcoholic - 14.1% - but doesn’t impact negatively. Crazy level of sediment. Lots of dark red fruit, definitely secondary, could use a smidge more acid. But really nice.

9.2

Terence Hsu

Drinking window, much better than '97 vintage

Drinking window, much better than '97 vintage

8.0

Rob Marini

Cherry, mushroom, wood. Off putting nose but delicious

Cherry, mushroom, wood. Off putting nose but delicious

9.2

Brian Weitzman

1995

1995

8.8

Phil Bogard

Ok, I guess I like Cali Cabs....

Ok, I guess I like Cali Cabs....

9.2

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

A very floral bouquet. All the flavors you would expect from a classic California Cabernet but had not gained any of the complexity I would have expected at this stage. Left me puzzled as to where it could go.

A very floral bouquet. All the flavors you would expect from a classic California Cabernet but had not gained any of the complexity I would have expected at this stage. Left me puzzled as to where it could go.

9.0

Brian Reams

Really great wine. Very little funk for 20 years old. Still has good fruit well, integrated, all the stuff I don't like about cab has aged off. Good stuff

Really great wine. Very little funk for 20 years old. Still has good fruit well, integrated, all the stuff I don't like about cab has aged off. Good stuff

9.5

Diane Kessler

Prime time for drinking this. The barest aroma of barnyard before becoming floral. Yep, it is there on the palate and then becomes floral with cherries. The finish doesn't end. Love it.

Prime time for drinking this. The barest aroma of barnyard before becoming floral. Yep, it is there on the palate and then becomes floral with cherries. The finish doesn't end. Love it.

9.2

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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