Red

2004 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 174

  • vpoms wrote: 91 points

    March 29, 2020 - Starting to age gracefully: garnet hues are starting to get prominent. Nose is still powerful and pleasant: stewed black fruity, toast, vanilla,licorice, tomato leaf. Very pleasant on the palate with good structure, pleasant tannins and good flavors that mirror the aromas. I think it is peaking now.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (5)
  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 20, 2020 - a terrific bottle of wine in a special spot in the middle of it's drinking window
    remarkable fruit presence with an earthy backbone and an integrated elegance dancing between the notes
    glad to have shared this prior to being quarantined
    [but sad there wasn't more for me]
    worth seeking out if stored properly

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rlove wrote: 93 points

    March 3, 2020 - Ex-domaine. Like a ripe Pauillac with pretty aromas of black fruit, violet, soil, and a hint of graphite. Elegant with an effortless structure and softening tannins. Excellent concentration of dark fruited flavors without much sense of weight. The 2004 Montelena Estate is very good and should drink well for the long haul.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • ciesel wrote: 86 points

    February 10, 2020 - Not the finest effort from this estate.

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  • JS199 wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2019 - Old school style Cabernet. Had next to the '03 and tasted the same.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Vinous

  • 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 Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 2004 Cabernets (Jun 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 2004 Cabernets (Jun 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

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

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/7/2009 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Linda Murphy
    6/22/2008 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Tight but big cassis nose; tight, tannic, cassis palate; medium finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 098709084476, 669576019863, 733555100320

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,472 (65%)
  • Consumed 2,371 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, bottom round. Roast beef in gravy. Perfect. Potatoes and onions and carrots., Chateaubriand, hard aged chedder, Prime rib, sirloin steak, steak with chicken, surf and turf

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