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221 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
$44.99 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) While the palate is opulent, full of lemon meringue, peach pie, and ripe strawberry, the vibrancy of the acidity reliably lays the foundation for food pairing and aging for many years to come.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Rich and intense aromas of lemon, lime leaf, citrus flowers, honey and slightly nutty baked pie crust. The creamy texture is nicely complemented by expressions of white stone fruits (nectarines and peaches) and Granny Smith green apple with hints of marzipan on the finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Limited fruit and a smattering of oak emerge only slowly in the lean, lightly citric aromas of this clean, but small-scaled offering, and its sparse, slightly angular, mildly chalky flavors follow suit. If certainly serviceable with lighter seafoods, it lacks for richness and depth, and we expect a good deal more from a wine of this stature and price and from this winery.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Lively acidity with plenty of minerality and a really voluptuous texture. The Chardonnay fruit shines through. Drink up to 2008-09.