Red

2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 83

  • DZ56 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 1, 2020 - I felt as this was slipping from its prime.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Grinner wrote: 93 points

    January 11, 2020 - DAMN WiNOS (Rye Restaurant, Eugene): Not as good as my last bottle (but still great). Nice mix of red and black fruit with mint, oak and earth notes. Great structure. Coming after the Cab from Howell Mtn, made this seem brighter and less tannic than maybe it was.

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  • Tmorgan2885 wrote:

    December 29, 2019 - This held up very well over time. Drinks very much like a French Bordeaux. Lighter and earthy with a little sweetness. Not crazy for it but it’s aged a bit yet I appreciate the softness of it. I prefer a younger or just more fruit forward Cabernet. I’d probably just enjoy a younger vintage. I’ll have to compare my notes in the future

  • Westplan Likes this wine: 85 points

    December 18, 2019 - Still young

  • Ceo wrote: 94 points

    November 24, 2019 - Always great

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Chateau Montelena Cabernet Estate: 1977-2010 (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

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

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  • By David Lawrason
    10/24/2012 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    10/15/2012 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    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 99 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,177 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,434 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Fillet of beef, Fillet of beef Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving dinner

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  52 votes

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