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 62

  • 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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  • slapsht007 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 3, 2019 - Drank very well. Definitely on it game! Great balance of dried red fruits, some tannins and acidity. Baking spice. Nice mouthfeel. Good finish. Very enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tak4 wrote: 92 points

    January 11, 2019 - Bay Area Wine Tour; 1/11/2019-1/15/2019 (Bay Area, CA): Still kind of purple. Black fruit on nose. Tannins subsiding but probably 2-3 years away from readiness. Great structure with good acid.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 20, 2018 - Black fruit, pepper, tobacco, herbal notes, smokey oak. A/A-

  • domco wrote:

    October 13, 2018 - Delicious now but it was as good or better 2-3 nights later so I think still a number of years ahead of it. Nice fruit, still fresh, well balanced.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • 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)

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  • 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 86 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,567 (79%)
  • Consumed 1,141 (20%)

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