Red

2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 244

  • Saint Stephen wrote: 90 points

    March 9, 2019 - Well bred and very nice but somewhat tired. Doesn't feel like there's a ton of tread left on these tires.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • N.Bonaparte wrote: 91 points

    March 8, 2019 - Two hour slow O. Very well balanced with nice fruit but faded fast after pouring into glasses. Certainly no rush to drink these but I’d recommend just a pop and pour. Probably needs 15 min in the glass.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • wineismylife wrote: 93 points

    February 17, 2019 - WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Nice nose of soapstone, cassis, plum and a hint of leather. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Frank Schneider wrote: 95 points

    February 8, 2019 - Silky smooth yummy cali cab. Gave it 3 h of decanting. Rich and round with nice herbal touch. Upfront and a joy to drink.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • shaferguy91 wrote: 92 points

    January 15, 2019 - Decanted 1 hour. Still delicious.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Very dark ruby color; coffee, ripe black fruit, berry, light menthol nose; tight, tart black fruit, mocha palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/8/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Very dark red violet color; ripe currant, tart black currant nose; ripe currant, tart black currant, tart berry palate; starting to open; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/9/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Very dark red violet color; lovely, focused, ripe berry, rich black fruit, ripe cassis nose; ripe berry, cassis, black fruit, soy sauce palate; long finish 92+ points

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

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Lifted cassis nose; good focused cassis, berry palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 3760076820045, 669576019863, 733555100320

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 51 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,130 (65%)
  • Consumed 3,179 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, cheese, chocolate, duck, filet mignon, game, hamburger, mint, pepper, rosemary

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98% Like It  59 votes

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