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219 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
$33.59 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

A delicate and complex bouquet of lychee, white peach, citrus, orange blossoms and hints of toasted almonds is supported by a strong backbone of minerality. Soft and fleshy flavors are deftly integrated with bright citrus and subtle notes of oak on the long and pleasant finish.

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    Best Chardonnay we've had. Enjoyed it with friends while viewing bottle shock. Would like to try other vintages as well.

    over 1 year
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    1994. It was great. It was in my basement.

    about 2 years
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