Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

9.338 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

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

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

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