Red

2012 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel The Montelena Estate

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Calistoga
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • flussier Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 20, 2020 - Très beau vin. Robe bourgogne clair. Sur les petits fruits, tabac et de vanille. Bel équilibre et une bonne longueur en bouche. Tannin fondu et décanté 1h.

  • SammyD1974 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 31, 2020 - Opened on a Saturday and foolishly PNP. It was good. But next day, awesome. Deep red fruit on the nose. Translucent. Very dark fruit Modest finish. Absolutely stunning.

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  • Andrews441 wrote: 94 points

    May 16, 2020 - Strong plum. Deep and rich nose. Licorice toast for the finish. A lovely wine.

  • rexmerlot wrote: 91 points

    April 4, 2020 - Ruby red in color. Notes of dark cherry, dark chocolate and tobacco. Dry, medium body, medium acidity, and smooth tannins. This was a very elegant wine. Not sure if it is quarantine but I’m loving California Zinfandels with some age.

  • MattMauldin wrote:

    January 28, 2020 - Chateau Montelena tasting at winery: Aromas of mulled spices, brambly dark fruit, root spices and rocky earth. Stately and elegant palate with nice fruit expression & secondary depth, and easy round tannin on the finish. Drinking well.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Montelena
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation The Montelena Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Calistoga
  • UPC Codes 000004232575, 000004367338, 055916577504, 715897009837, 733555501226, 873922009204

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 754 (43%)
  • Consumed 984 (56%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

alone, Filet mignon, grilled sardines, pecorino, Steak de bison, tomatoe

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  40 votes

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