Red

2009 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Calistoga
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • Rpj3@yahoo.com Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 18, 2020 - Super impressive.

  • Pinkflash Likes this wine:

    December 20, 2019 - Needed a long decant. Might be on the edge of its prime. Went nicely with grilled steak

  • winejnky wrote: 90 points

    December 15, 2019 - Leans a bit more toward acidity over fruitiness (tart cherry and pomegranate), but overall pretty smooth Cabernet with modest oak and fully integrated tannins. Two hour decant.

  • Genghis88 Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 19, 2019 - John Wick evening with Randy and Rob

    Cracked this MAGNUM and was severely disappointed at first. (we opened another bottle while the Montelena got some air)

    Two hours later and the wine had lost its funkiness. Ended up being smooth, with some fruit showing and a medium (-) finish.

    Some meaty characteristics persisted as did the stewed prunes. It was dusty, and smelled of wet wool.

    Not a bad bottle by the end. I would be drinking this now if I had any. It's peaked.

  • weinmatt Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 2, 2019 - Medium body, sweet black fruit, dusty, herbal character. Very enjoyable. Drink up. The acid may carry this a couple more years but the tannins are fully integrated, so don’t wait too long.

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  • By David Lawrason
    3/13/2013 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    3/7/2013 (link)

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

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 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 n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Calistoga
  • UPC Codes 086891072913, 091882317539, 657398000114, 733555250926, 733555251022, 733555251121, 733555251329, 744442279005

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,605 (49%)
  • Consumed 1,695 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Boston Pizza, Filet Mignon

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  49 votes

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