Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

9.343 ratings on Delectable
$169

...reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with foresty, earthy notes intermixed with black currant characteristics as well as sweet tannin. Always a less ripe outlier (although it contains 14% natural alcohol), it will benefit from 2-3 more years of cellaring and should keep for at least 20 more years based on the extraordinary longevity Montelena Cabernet Sauvignons possess. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Grasser Delectable Pro

Too young...has a lot to give yet. Has kept its dark color, aromas of overwhelming blackberry, eucalyptus, leather, pencil lead and matchstick. Almost intoxicating - very impressive in the least. Blackberry, plum, blueberry in the mouth with dried herbs, touch of sriracha sauce, cedar and a full force of drying tannins. Maybe needs another 10 years?

Too young...has a lot to give yet. Has kept its dark color, aromas of overwhelming blackberry, eucalyptus, leather, pencil lead and matchstick. Almost intoxicating - very impressive in the least. Blackberry, plum, blueberry in the mouth with dried herbs, touch of sriracha sauce, cedar and a full force of drying tannins. Maybe needs another 10 years?

9.3

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

I called CURRENT vintage. 15 years. Gorgeous, structured, rich, and full of things to say.

I called CURRENT vintage. 15 years. Gorgeous, structured, rich, and full of things to say.

9.5

Cameron Parry Delectable Pro

Bright, fresh, tons of life left in it. Great fruit, crisp acid, silky tannins. Yum!

Bright, fresh, tons of life left in it. Great fruit, crisp acid, silky tannins. Yum!

9.4

Alex Alvärëz Delectable Pro

I just want to bathe in the smell of this wine. Beautifully supple on the palate, tannins totally resolved, and deep deep black fruit. Drink up, I doubt this is gonna get any better.

I just want to bathe in the smell of this wine. Beautifully supple on the palate, tannins totally resolved, and deep deep black fruit. Drink up, I doubt this is gonna get any better.

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Magnum. Young but balanced. Needs 10 years. Sweet tobacco leaf. A bit over extracted and jammy. Where are the Montelenas of yesteryear?

Magnum. Young but balanced. Needs 10 years. Sweet tobacco leaf. A bit over extracted and jammy. Where are the Montelenas of yesteryear?

7.5

David L

01' Château Montelena Cabernet. One of my favorite vintages they've ever made! It easily has another 10+ years in it. @Greg Ballington thanks for bringing this over last night. It was great to see the three of you.

01' Château Montelena Cabernet. One of my favorite vintages they've ever made! It easily has another 10+ years in it. @Greg Ballington thanks for bringing this over last night. It was great to see the three of you.

9.4

Dawn Emory

Such a treat to drink a 15 year old wine that is still so delicious. Blackberry..cedar..leather..molasses..pencil lead...Tannins are totally integrated....Love Chateau Montelena!!

Such a treat to drink a 15 year old wine that is still so delicious. Blackberry..cedar..leather..molasses..pencil lead...Tannins are totally integrated....Love Chateau Montelena!!

9.4

Joe Kaiser

Was apprehensive opening this wine based on WS 69 point rating. No bricking, on our bottle, the nose very Bordeaux like with cassis, cedar a hint of scorched earth, the palette is soft smooth with black fruit, cedar leather, spice, with a hint of earth. Finish medium plus. QPR is exceptional if lean towards Bordeaux style! Paired wonderfully with a peppered beef stroganoff soup, asked if we could do it again tomorrow.

Was apprehensive opening this wine based on WS 69 point rating. No bricking, on our bottle, the nose very Bordeaux like with cassis, cedar a hint of scorched earth, the palette is soft smooth with black fruit, cedar leather, spice, with a hint of earth. Finish medium plus. QPR is exceptional if lean towards Bordeaux style! Paired wonderfully with a peppered beef stroganoff soup, asked if we could do it again tomorrow.

9.2

Conrad Kenley

An old friend from Napa

An old friend from Napa

9.3

Hezi Levy

Chateau Montelena is drinking extremely well well done

Chateau Montelena is drinking extremely well well done

9.3