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221 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
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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

"The flavors follow, leading with classic Napa ValleyChardonnay varietal character and showing strong Bartlett pear. Thepalate is one of fresh, huge fruit - lovely, luscious, andmouthwatering. This Chardonnay is built to age, and I fully expect thatafter a couple of years of proper cellaring its many layers ofunderlying structure will begin to emerge. So as tasty as this wine isnow, by then it will really be rocking!" Winery Notes

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2014