Red

2009 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • ChitownMoose Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 12, 2019 - Mineral taste

  • SeaSmoke wrote: 91 points

    September 30, 2019 - Two hour decant. Tobacco, cedar, mushroom, vanilla and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Medium tannins with a short finish. This wine is drinking nicely but has many years left. I won't open another for 1-2 years.

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  • gharter Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 21, 2019 - Decanted 2 hours and not enough, would benefit from longer. Just starting to enter a good drinking window. Enjoyed over 5 hours. Very dark. Big aroma of blackberry, cassis, leather, earth,tobacco, vanilla, spice and a hint of green bell pepper. Similar flavors with the blackberry, spice, leather and earth dominating. Full bodied with a long finish. The tannins are just starting to soften. Most Montelenas will go 30+ years and this is no exception. No hurry to open the rest, but no worry opening one, just decant it.

  • MattB72 wrote: 91 points

    July 15, 2019 - Disjointed day one. Better days 2 and 3

  • Eric.S Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 16, 2019 - Good on Day 1, stellar on Day 2! I decanted for about 2 hours on day 1 before pouring 1/3 back in the bottle, cork back in, refrigerated overnight. Note from Day 2.
    Tobacco, earth, dark fruit, plum, blackberry, star anise, mint. Some oak derived spice, less overt oak influence on Day 2. Creamy texture and a plush fruit finish that goes on and on. If you pop now, an all day decant might be in order.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Chateau Montelena Cabernet Estate: 1977-2010 (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Montelena Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Montelena
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation The Montelena Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 089819012442, 2247723664845, 3760076820045, 669576019863, 733555100320

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 88 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,611 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,261 (21%)

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