2008 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • VN 92

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In Stock: 16 btls
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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
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... 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. -Antonio Galloni
WS 92
Wine Spectator, May 2012
Old-school but well-done this is tight and firm showing a dense balanced mix of dried currant mineral cedar cigar box and tobacco flavors. Ends with good depth range of flavor and tannins. Best from 2013 through 2023.-J.L.
VN 92
Vinous, May 2019
Good dark red with a ruby tinge; not the darkest of these more recent vintages. Lively nose combines cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate, mint, leather and vanillin oak; hinted at a slight candied fruit quality as it... Good dark red with a ruby tinge; not the darkest of these more recent vintages. Lively nose combines cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate, mint, leather and vanillin oak; hinted at a slight candied fruit quality as it opened in the glass. Wonderfully sweet and surprisingly creamy in the mouth, conveying an easygoing, low-acid impression but excellent fruit intensity. Very attractive wine if not as complex as the best recent vintages at this address; some of the sweetness here may be from the oak. The dusty tannins are more obvious than those of the '07 but that may be because there's less buffering thickness of fruit in spite of the very low production. Still, this wine showed little of the herbal, even eucalyptus, character of a bottle I tried last year as part of my horizontal tasting of '08s. (13.9% alcohol; 34% new oak; from a very small crop due to frost, widespread shatter during flowering and heat during the harvest)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13.9%
Closure Cork