Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

$79.99

The dense purple-colored 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc) reveals a sweet perfume of black currants, an expansive, full-bodied palate, surprising elegance as well as accessibility, excellent purity, and a long, layered finish. It is a successful 2000 Cabernet to drink now and over the next 12-15 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Gosh, even as a 2000, this could go another 5-7 before declining. This was vibrant. The aroma of this wine was sexy and seductive. I love my heavy, dark and tannic cabs, but the elegance and age on this was just a treat. Could smell it 5 feet away from the glass. Swirling notes of boysenberry, cranberries and a tad bit of red licorice. The tannins were perfectly integrated...great bit of sediment. Got that typical chewy sensation that I find typical with cranberry noted wine. Strawberries and white flowers on the tongue.

Gosh, even as a 2000, this could go another 5-7 before declining. This was vibrant. The aroma of this wine was sexy and seductive. I love my heavy, dark and tannic cabs, but the elegance and age on this was just a treat. Could smell it 5 feet away from the glass. Swirling notes of boysenberry, cranberries and a tad bit of red licorice. The tannins were perfectly integrated...great bit of sediment. Got that typical chewy sensation that I find typical with cranberry noted wine. Strawberries and white flowers on the tongue.

9.2

Manny Abascal

Pronounced nose, blue and black fruit on palate, sweet, silky, long finish. Elegant, balanced, has life ahead of it. One of the first wines I started buying when I became interested in wine, always a treat.

Pronounced nose, blue and black fruit on palate, sweet, silky, long finish. Elegant, balanced, has life ahead of it. One of the first wines I started buying when I became interested in wine, always a treat.

9.2

Mike Obley

Classic Montelena from a subpar Napa vintage

Classic Montelena from a subpar Napa vintage

9.2

Xavier Valero

Great wine lots of fruit decanted and no tannins. At its peak.

Great wine lots of fruit decanted and no tannins. At its peak.

9.3

Stephen Lee

Still going strong 16 years later

Still going strong 16 years later

8.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.