Red

2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 270

  • Papies wrote: 93 points

    October 11, 2019 - Double decanted for a good hour or so. Very little in terms of sediment. Helped in opening the wine.
    Very much the old school cali cab this sets out to be and its now entering its proper drinking window. Bright and still on the fruit, little secondary, red fruits on the forefront, light kiss of oak at this stage. Very solid wine and with lots of life ahead. 92-93

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • vpoms wrote: 92 points

    September 1, 2019 - Clear medium ruby. Clean nose, medium intensity. Aromas of prunes, cedar,wet leaves, cooked plums. Full developed. Dry, medium acidity, medium, silky tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus flavor intensity of fruit preserves, meat, mushrooms, cured meat. Medium plus finish. Very good wine. Drink up now. Should not be aged much further.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous wrote:

    August 14, 2019 - Decanted 30 minutes and enjoyed over the next two hours. This was very good but short of great. Plenty of rich, dark fruit but seems that this bottle didn’t have the freshness and backbone of previous bottles so I would be drinking up. A-?

  • patwjr wrote: 90 points

    July 19, 2019 - Pnp, drank over 2 hours. Earthy, Bordeaux-like characteristics. Black fruits but show in small doses. Felt it was getting past its prime but still drinkable. Smooth but a touch of old funk to it. Drink now or over next few years, though in fairness advanced age could be due to friend's non-ideal storage.

  • orange boy wrote: 92 points

    July 14, 2019 - drank over several days lasted well. Great build and flavor fruit just a little gone

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

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Montelena Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/10/2010 (link)

    (Chateau Montelena, The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The New York Tasting of 2005, 10/2/2005

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet.) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/11/2018 (link) 94 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) From magnum - Very dark red violet color; vanilla, blueberry, cassis, spice, mocha nose; delicious, silky textured, blueberry, vanilla, mocha palate with balancing acidity and sweet tannins; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/29/2004 (link) 90 points

    (Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate) Heavy berry nose; oaky, berry, simple palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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, 733555100122, 733555100320

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,945 (62%)
  • Consumed 3,592 (38%)

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Boka, New York Steak, steak frites

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