Red

2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2026 (Edit)
CT92.3 173 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • ciesel wrote: 93 points

    July 6, 2021 - Drinking well, but no reason to rush the remaining bottles. Decanted for about 1 hour. Had with steak and mushrooms. Improved during the 1 1/2 hours we drank.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    June 19, 2021 - From half bottle this is still quite young, but with a two hour decant it’s drinking very well. There’s plenty of fruit, and the structure can support another decade or two of cellaring. It’s rich, yet retains a classic style. Admittedly I am not incredibly excited about this, but it’s definitely a good wine, just doesn’t have a spark to make it memorable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 18, 2021 - Very nice cab drank with grilled beef tenderloin. This wine was really good but not great as it should be for the price. Still a lot of acidity. Hopefully this will improve with more cellar time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 29, 2021 - Decanted four hours and brought to a graduation party; commemorated year the high school graduates entered kindergarten. Dusty tannins dominated front-palate, offering a 20+2nd finish. Faint cherry fruit in the background.

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

    May 7, 2021 - Decanted for 90 minutes. Dark ruby red in color. Black cherry, cassis, licorice, plum, and dark chocolate on the nose, and palate. Tannins are mild with a medium finish. This is drinking nicely.

    1 person 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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    10/24/2012 (link)

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

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    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 103 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,085 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,803 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Fillet of beef, Fillet of beef Thanksgiving Dinner, Steak Provencal, Thanksgiving dinner

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  57 votes

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