Red

2009 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Non Estate) Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 16, 2014 - Decanted 4 hours. An understated Cab. Elegant and smooth with soft dark fruit, leather notes, black pepper. Medium peppery finish. Nice steak wine.

    1 person found this helpful
  • pvewino Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 5, 2014 - Open for one hour prior to drinking, then used aerator. Very good at that point. Lots of cherry and the palate. Tannins are definitely present. Tried again the second day without aeration. No where near as good. Definitely drink this one in one night.

  • Topspin2win Likes this wine: (86 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Decanted and let sit for 2 hours, beautiful wine great aromas and super smooth finish. Paired with ribeye steak...Wow!

  • 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.

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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
  • UPC Codes 091882317539, 733555250926

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1607 (72%)
  • Consumed 620 (28%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  26 votes