2001 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
This wine is currently sold out.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

Saturated, deep ruby-red. Quintessential cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, dark chocolate, licorice, black olive, mint and earth, sweetened by some roasted oak tones. Dense, supple and seamless; much more concentrated than the basic Napa Valley bottling but also more pliant from the outset, even if it will need a good six to eight years of cellaring. Old-style, classic Napa cabernet with a powerful, building finish.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Wine Advocate | 91+

Montelena's backward, elegant, complex 2001 Estate reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with foresty, earthy notes intermixed with black currant characteristics as well as sweet tannin. Always a less ripe outlier (although it contains 14% natural alcohol), it will benefit from 2-3 more years of cellaring and should keep for at least 20 more years based on the extraordinary longevity Montelena Cabernet Sauvignons possess.

Drink Dates: 2014-2034
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 195

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Score: 91
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/05/2014
Good but not quite ready and may be missing the great montelena stuffing, time will tell.
Score: 93
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/24/2013
Drink Dates:
Very smooth, easy drinking. Opened up nicely. Had next to 99' Spottswoode, and a good comparison. More fruit, a little more structure. Overall, a better than solid wine!
Score: 90
Author: Brenda
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/11/2013
Score: 93
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/25/2012

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 95
Author: Chris Ahearn
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2025
More Vintages and Sizes of Chateau Montelena - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate:

2010 (750ml)
2006 (1.5L)
2005 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)
1999 (1.5L)
1999 (750ml)

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers