Red

2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 277

  • Papies wrote:

    May 30, 2020 - Requires decanting as on open the wine was a bit funky and closed but a good hour in a decanter let it cheer up and become more expressive. Still though nowhere close to the earlier bottle we had like 6m ago ( Papies 93) and thus we feel this is not a characteristic one and we will not rate this time.

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

    April 7, 2020 - WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, plums, cassis, white pepper and a hint of rose petals. Flavors of plums, Kirsch and boysenberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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

    March 25, 2020 - From Magnum. A quarantining choice, could have waited another 20 years. Tis life.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 4, 2020 - Drank this with a grilled beef tenderloin. Delicious mature Cab, Muted fruit, earth, lead pencil. Drink or hold.

  • Redteeth wrote:

    March 3, 2020 - Upon opening the cork was good and the initial color and aroma were good. This was given a double decanting and allowed to sit for a while. It opened up very nicely and was a pleasure to drink. It clearly has some age on it and is enjoyable to drink now (decant for sure) but will probably hold a few more years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Vinous

  • 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)

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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 45 (0%)
  • In Cellars 6,023 (61%)
  • Consumed 3,787 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Boka, New York Steak, steak frites

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