Red

2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 263

  • galewskj wrote: 92 points

    April 15, 2019 - Old World from the New World (Amy & Scott's): Decanted 2 hours. This wine was weird. Initially there was distinct christmas candy, which came and went until it mellowed into more of a mint or eucalyptus element. This wine is not shy, there are a lot of outstanding smells and flavors to it. Tangy berry, cassis, graphite, a little licorice.

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

    March 16, 2019 - A wonderful, complex cab in a Bordeaux way. Still going strong. Drank over 7 hours and didn’t miss a beat. Wait at least 5 years for last one.

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

    January 20, 2019 - I enjoyed this bottle with grilled beef tenderloin but kept thinking that this wine needs more time. It was super concentrated and took a while to open up. I would say to open it at least two hours before drinking. The concentration initially was quite harsh. Once open it displayed layers of flavor: dark fruits, graphite, earth, and tar. I would say hold and if you open one give it plenty of air. I only have one remaining and plan to hold off for five years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineismylife wrote: 94 points

    December 22, 2018 - WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri, Kirsch, boysenberry and plum. Flavors of plum, boysenberry and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. NOTE: throwing a decent amount of sediment so be sure and stand for a few days before opening.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 93 points

    December 15, 2018 - Cigar and dark berries in the bouquet. On the palate chocolate, some dust and a firm amount of acidity.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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JancisRobinson.com

  • 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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RJonWine.com

  • 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 25 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,928 (63%)
  • Consumed 3,466 (37%)

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Community Recommendations

Boka, New York Steak, steak frites

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