2003 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Napa Valley
145 Ratings
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145 Ratings
2003 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 is shaping up to be another beauty. Violets, freshly cut flowers, mint, spice box and plums all jump from the glass in this vivid, beautifully delineated cabernet.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with mint, cassis, sweet herbs and tobacco. It is an understated, gracious wine from start to finish. This is a relatively approachable vintage for the Estate. It shows tons of finesse and mid-palate generosity while maintaining a medium-bodied personality.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Decanter
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. An intense nose of black cherries, leather and a touch of lanolin at the back. A mouthfilling yet smooth palate of spicy and well-integrated oak and dark black fruit with Morello cherries dominant.