Sign In

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.

1983 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2 available
Bid *

1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  98   
WS  93   
ST  92+    
2 available
Bid *

1988 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

1989 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

4 available
Bid *

2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   

1998 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Cuvee

Lightly depressed cork

1986 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue

RP  96   
WS  96   
ST  91   

1987 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

RP  98   
ST  94   
WS  93   
MB  ****   

1990 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  94   
RP  93   
ST  91+    

1993 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  91   
2 available
Bid *

1995 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   
4 available
Bid *

1996 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

RP  93   
WS  92   
ST  90   
2 available
Bid *

1996 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; etched bottle

RP  93   
WS  92   
ST  90   

1998 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  93   
2 available
Bid *

2000 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   
WS  90   
ST  90   

2000 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   
WS  90   
ST  90   

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  93+    
RP  91+    
5 available
Bid *

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

ST  93+    
RP  91+    
5 available
Bid *

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

ST  93+    
RP  91+    
2 available
Bid *

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  93+    
RP  91+    

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  93+    
RP  91+    

2001 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  93+    
RP  91+    

2002 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96+    
ST  93   
WE  93   
4 available
Bid *

2002 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  96+    
ST  93   
WE  93   
3 available
Bid *