October 1, 2012

Chateau Montelena, the historic Napa Valley winery, will be offering a barrel tasting exclusively available at the winery’s San Francisco Tasting Room, located in the famous Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. The winery will be pouring barrel samples of its not yet released 2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon through the month of October, complementary with the purchase of a current release tasting flight. The winery’s goal is to bring a unique, one of a kind experience to its San Francisco patrons, visitors and local wine enthusiasts that would traditionally require a trip to Napa Valley. 

The Chateau Montelena Tasting Room opened in October 2011 and offers the same charm, benefits and internationally acclaimed wines as the winery in Calistoga. The Tasting Room is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is located at 335 Powell Street, inside The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, just off the Landmark Lobby across from the Grand Staircase. 

“We know not everyone gets the opportunity to make it up to our winery in Calistoga, so in honor of harvest and our one year anniversary in the City, we are bringing a barrel sample to San Francisco and making it something really special,” said Bo Barrett, Master Winemaker at Chateau Montelena Winery. “The barrel tasting offers a sneak peak at a young wine still in production. In this instance, we are offering a preview of our 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, our flagship wine and the pride and joy of Chateau Montelena, before it is bottled and cellared for release in 2014.” 

A tasting specialist from Chateau Montelena will be on site to provide guests with the chance to taste the future release and a selection of the winery’s current release wines, including the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, the wine that won in the 1976 Paris Tasting, in its current vintage. Those interested in securing a private supply of the coveted Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are welcome to inquire about the winery’s Futures program. Futures are reserved exclusively for Futures, Choice and Select members of the CellarMaster Wine Club and UltraMont. For more information about memberships to the CellarMaster Wine Club, please visit 

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