Red

2009 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Non Estate) Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • BHP1994 wrote: (90 points)

    August 9, 2014 - Good stuff. Drinking better now than my last bottle several months back.

  • dkstar1 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    April 7, 2014 - Day 1 (Friday Night).
    Pretty rough and closed upon opening but showed promise.

    Day 2 (Saturday)
    Did not try it.

    Day 3 (Sunday afternoon)
    Beautiful. Really nice - tannins were softer, the fruit came forward and the nose was quite floral and enticing.

    Drink with a double decant or plenty of time with air or hold a little longer.

  • bomber99 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 6, 2014 - Pop and poured with friends over a nice pizza.
    Great fruit forward wine with plenty of dense black and blue fruit. Nice nose of earth, smoke and jam. Long finish. Really pleasant.

  • jchua123 wrote: (88 points)

    February 2, 2014 - Popped and poured. Dark purple in color, medium / high viscosity. Somewhat muted nose - blueberry pie with a hint of cassis.

    In the mouth, very smooth with some light soft tannins. Black and blue berries, hints of coffee / cocoa, very well balanced despite the high ABV (15°) stated on the label.

    Nice drinker and a much appreciated gift.

  • BigTex22 wrote: (88 points)

    February 1, 2014 - Decanted for over an hour. Straightforward Napa cab, good fruit, and resolved tannins. Not sure this wine will improve with age, but you can drink now or hold for several more years. GOOD.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Montelena
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation (Non Estate)
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1580 (74%)
  • Consumed 555 (26%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes