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2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 40th Chardonnay Vintage

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7/30/2015 - justinwiley wrote: 88 points

2011

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2012 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate

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7/30/2015 - pvewino Likes this wine: 89 points

This wine is a good dinner wine. On the lighter side. Bright cherry dominates the flavor.

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2004 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/18/2015 - kbcadeponei wrote: 96 points

This is a mind blowing cab, as complex as any varietal can get reaching its peak now with superb freshness! Intoxicating (in a good way) recently cut grass, citric feel, menthol, sage, plums, cherries, chocolate milk, lavender and huge smoked tones set one of the most intriguing nose profile, followed by a powerful, creamy, full bodied palate, with coccoa and cherry sweetness mixed with deep vegetal feel, tobacco and mint, lasting for very long. One of a kind!!! 96

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1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/26/2015 - Lipsman Likes this wine: 93 points

Aroma of smoke upon opening. Still plenty of tannin, but ripe and bold. Tastes of black cherries, leather, some mocha, all buoyed by the grip of tannin. A nice old school California Cabernet.

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2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

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7/26/2015 - dpolivy wrote: 91 points

Green apple, flinty minerals, lime zest. Some round creaminess to the palate but a great spine of minerality to keep it fresh. Lingering finish with good acidity.

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1994 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate

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7/26/2015 - svpandae wrote: NR

Still holding together, and a fascinating wine. Would definitely guess aged cab if tasting blind on this. Teetering on the edge, though. Drink up.

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1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/24/2015 - JonAllen wrote: 92 points

some signs of age in the color, was worried on the pnp (decanter) that this had lost all its fruit, tasted of oak and musty, dusty dankness, an hour later i put bk into bottle and took with me to golf club for later dinner, an hour into dinner (after two burgs were poured) this was tried and had opened up nicely with some edge and some red fruit and a nice spice element... very good in the end and everyone raved over it, drink up but decant two to three hours

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2007 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/21/2015 - capacious Likes this wine: 90 points

PNP which was major mistake. Drank over five hours, starting with grilled porkchop dinner, finishing with some dark chocolate much later. Initially jammy, almost tomato juice texture, so much front end fruity and little to follow. After a while, some focus, some back end, and will look forward to finishing tonight. But no reason at all to drink now. Many 07 are ready now, but not this monster. Impossible to judge longevity at this point

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2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

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7/19/2015 - dchorton Likes this wine: 93 points

A beautiful wine. CM can do no wrong.

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2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/21/2015 - Mr T wrote: NR

As described by others, still quite young, fairly bright red and few if any signs of age. Still a decent amount of tannin and acid and I think the Bob is right about needing a few more years to be more in the window and it all comes together...no rush. I would score low 90's right now

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2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/19/2015 - cookie7 wrote: NR

Note on day 2. Smells like Bordeaux. The tannins have softened but they still have a nice grip on the finish. Dark fruit. Enjoyable and drinking well but probably not worth the price on release.

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1996 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/20/2015 - jfont123 Likes this wine: 96 points

Fabulous.. Almost 20 years and still really fresh and vibrant. Went well w sirloin steak. Decanted 2 hours and shared w Chris and Truc

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1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/19/2015 - Scamber wrote: NR

Past its prime. Cork crumbled. Decanted for two hours. Plenty of bright fruit, but tannins were dissolved, the structure nearly gone. Nose is still wonderful: herbs, forest, raisin. Approaching prune-y, which is never good.

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2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Non Estate) Napa Valley

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7/19/2015 - ToniTony Likes this wine: 88 points

Great balance but not much depth; consistent and tasty.

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1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/19/2015 - GeorgeSW wrote: 96 points

Amazing from beginning to end, dark

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1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/16/2015 - rocknroller wrote: 93 points

A Hedonistic Night of Burgs, Bordeaux, and CDP at Tilia (Tilia, Mpls): Very dark red/purple color. This kept getting better over an hour. Nice ripe black fruits, licorice, cassis, earth, lithe, dusty tannins, youthful, firmer tannins, excellent. 93+ pts.

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2000 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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1/25/2005 - brianofthevine wrote: 93 points

Dark cherries with big tannins.

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1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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5/30/2005 - brianofthevine wrote: 94 points

Dark cherry and blackberry. Big thick wine with solid firm tannins.

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1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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10/26/2012 - brianofthevine wrote: 95 points

Black fruit, big thick and rich. Bold tannins.

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1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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2/28/2005 - brianofthevine wrote: 96 points

Wow, big, thick, rich and bold with dark fruit and firm tannins.

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1998 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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2/12/2005 - brianofthevine wrote: 92 points

Big red/black cherries, very thick. Smooth tannins.

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2010 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate

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7/15/2015 - kit36 Likes this wine: 91 points

Smooth and full of ripe berry.

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White

2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

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7/12/2015 - vincemcd Likes this wine: 88 points

Nice wine not very buttery. Had with hoisin shrimp

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2007 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/10/2015 - davidandrose Likes this wine: 94 points

Restaurant w DN in Tokyo. Opened and not decanted, wine was at room temp from travels, followed over 90 mins. Dark fruits were surprisingly aged given the wine's youth, tannins medium but very approachable. Dark chocolate, aged oak with a light toast provide a nice sweetness to this. No rush

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1996 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

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7/13/2015 - ewledbetter Likes this wine: 94 points

A special treat shared with great friends Missy and Kevin at their lake house. Paired with a charcuterie board featuring a variety of wonderful cheeses and Italian salamis, this wine showed world class beauty and finesse. Warm and loamy nose, surprisingly youthful acidity with grilled fig, stewed prune, black currant, all completely integrated and balanced with a truly lush finish. Beautiful!

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