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Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena is one of Napa Valley’s oldest estate vineyards, having been purchased in 1882 by a San Francisco entrepreneur who built an impressive, European-looking chateau and hired a French winemaker. Nearly a century later, in 1969, an attorney named Jim Barrett led a group of investors who bought the winery with the notion of replanting vineyards that had been allowed to go fallow. In 1976 the winery won international fame when its 1973 Chardonnay took first place in the blind tasting in Paris that has since inspired books and movies. The winery is now owned by the Barrett family, with son Bo Barrett working as master winemaker. Chateau Montelena today makes renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Chardonnay and limited amounts of Zinfandel and Riesling. The estate includes 125 acres of vineyards and produces about 40,000 cases of wine annually.

2019 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  90   

2019 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WS  90   

2020 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

WA  93   

1981 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

1992 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  92   
ST  92   

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Top shoulder fill

WS  94   
RP  91   
4 available
Bid *

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Very top shoulder fill

WS  94   
RP  91   
2 available
Bid *

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; very top shoulder fill

WS  94   
RP  91   
2 available
Bid *

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  91   

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  91   

1994 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  95   
ST  93   

1995 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; signs of past seepage; base neck fill; heavy label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   

1999 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  95   
WS  94   
ST  92-95   
JR  15.5   

1999 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Top shoulder fill

RP  95   
WS  94   
ST  92-95   
JR  15.5   

2000 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   
WS  90   
ST  90   
5 available
Bid *

2002 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

375ml

RP  96+    
ST  93   
WE  93   
3 available
Bid

2002 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

375ml

Light label condition issue

RP  96+    
ST  93   
WE  93   

2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  94   
RP  91   
WS  91   

2012 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  93   
VN  93+    
ST  93-95   
2 available
Bid

2012 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  93   
VN  93+    
ST  93-95   

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue; signed by the winemaker

WS  94   
RP  91   

2008 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

See item details for bottle notes

WA  92   
ST  91-94   

2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

See item details for bottle notes

VN  94   
RP  91   
WS  91   

1974 Chateau Montelena Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  91