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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

(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.

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    Don't drink too cold. Not worth the price but watch "Bottle Shock" which is a very enjoyable flick about the start of Napa Valley wine country.

    over 5 years
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    Oct 29, 2010. The nose was a bit tropical for my taste in chard, but it tasted lovely: rich mouthfeel, nice balance, not too rich.

    about 6 years
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    Not too buttery, but big and interesting.

    over 5 years
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    caramel apple. vague melon.

    about 6 years
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    Tasted at winery 1/23/2011.

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2014