Red

2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 75

  • Mike V wrote: 93 points

    August 30, 2019 - Classic Monte fine tannins up front right now. Lovely dark red fruit to follow. Good over the next ten years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ciesel Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 6, 2019 - Drinking well. Very well made cabernet.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • joesiu wrote: 89 points

    August 4, 2019 - Past its prime and fading...

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 30, 2019 - Decanted for 3.5 hours then followed over 90 minutes. Muted Bordeaux nose of saddle leather and cigar, with faint mature fruit. Mouth feel is very well-balanced, with a reasonable weight and fine-grained tannins; crushed stone, mature dark fruit.

    This is a classic Monty, with the finesse and elegance that you expect from a top notch wine. In a very good place with sufficient air, no rush on this. Poppin poor timing may still be another 3 to 5 years out.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • larrybbaldwin Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 17, 2019 - Beautiful wine that still has a little fruit/grapy character but is evolving into a beautiful wine. No sediment when decanted and it continued to blossom over the two hour meal. More elegant than dense with cherry and herbal notes. Should continue to improve although there are no rough edges now

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    Chateau Montelena Cabernet Estate: 1977-2010 (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

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    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 3760076820045, 400007098817, 669576019863, 733555100320, 733555100825, 733555250728

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 90 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,193 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,257 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Fillet of beef, Thanksgiving dinner

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  47 votes

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