Got an
account?
Log In
 
 
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Montelena Estate 2008, 750mL (WA92, ST92+) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Montelena Estate

750mL

Vintage: 2008
Region: US
Appellation: Napa
Producer: Chateau Montelena

WA92, ST92+
Rated 92 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `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. Today it is quite young, although it is drinking well. Readers who prefer more tertiary notes will want to cellar the wine for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.`Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I was very impressed with the wines I tasted at Chateau Montelena. Bo Barrett and his team are going for a food-friendly style. They certainly appear to be succeeding in the endeavor. The signature wines are the Chardonnay and the two Cabernet Sauvignons. The Chardonnay is fermented in steel and aged in oak with no malolactic fermentation or less stirring. There is no question the Chardonnay can age, but personally, I am not sure the wines improve beyond age ten or so, at least not markedly. The Cabernet Sauvignon Estate typically includes 2% or so of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon is made from purchased fruit and incorporates small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Barrett describes 2008 as a tough vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Frost and shatter were an issue earlier in the year, while temperatures rose dramatically later in the summer. Barrett is much higher on 2009 because it presented virtually no problems.` -- Antonio Galloni in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate


$109.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Montelena Estate

750mL

Vintage: 2008
Region: US
Appellation: Napa
Producer: Chateau Montelena

WA92, ST92+
Rated 92 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `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. Today it is quite young, although it is drinking well. Readers who prefer more tertiary notes will want to cellar the wine for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.`Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I was very impressed with the wines I tasted at Chateau Montelena. Bo Barrett and his team are going for a food-friendly style. They certainly appear to be succeeding in the endeavor. The signature wines are the Chardonnay and the two Cabernet Sauvignons. The Chardonnay is fermented in steel and aged in oak with no malolactic fermentation or less stirring. There is no question the Chardonnay can age, but personally, I am not sure the wines improve beyond age ten or so, at least not markedly. The Cabernet Sauvignon Estate typically includes 2% or so of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon is made from purchased fruit and incorporates small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Barrett describes 2008 as a tough vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Frost and shatter were an issue earlier in the year, while temperatures rose dramatically later in the summer. Barrett is much higher on 2009 because it presented virtually no problems.` -- Antonio Galloni in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate


$109.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews





 

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

SHOW MORE
out of
stock
Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Vineyard -- 2012 750mL WA100 $625.00  
Dana Estates Proprietary Red Onda -- 2007 750mL (3) $179.00  
Perliss Estate The Ravens Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2012 (5) $125.00  
out of
stock
Bond Melbury -- 2010 1.5L AG97, WA98+ $815.00  
Colgin Proprietary Red Cariad -- 2011 750mL (3) JS97  OWC $225.00  
out of
stock
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard -- 2014 750mL $259.00  
out of
stock
Abreu Proprietary Red Cappella -- 2006 750mL WA94  sbsl, tsl $315.00  
Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain -- 2009 750mL (2) WA98 $329.00  
Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2011 1L (1) JS94  Etched Bottle $289.00  
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard -- 2000 1.5L (1)  OWC $550.00  
Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2014 750ml (43) VN97 $139.95  
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III Vineyard -- 2014 (1) JS97, WA95-97 $325.00  
Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Vineyard -- 2014 (4) $124.99  
Bond Pluribus -- 2012 750mL (1) JS98  OWC $369.00  
out of
stock
Abreu Proprietary Red Cappella -- 2010 AG96+, WA98 $395.00  
Sojourn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III Vineyard -- 2014 (12) WA95 $120.00  
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Lake -- 2010 750mL (3)  OWC $449.00  
Stag`s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 -- 2012 (24) WA97-100 $219.00  
Trinitas Cabernet Sauvignon Martin Vineyard -- 2012 (5) WA92 $75.00  
out of
stock
Bond Quella -- 2006 1.5L WA92, ST93, WS93 $595.00  
 

Got an
account?
Log In