227 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
$31.58 USD
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Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) In the glass, the 2012 Chardonnay bursts with aromas of ripe peach, green apple, and honeydew. Next comes a touch of vanilla, lavender and orange blossom, with an underlying note of star jasmine. The concentration of the wine is evident on the palate: the rich viscosity is cut by bright acid and layers of kiwi, grapefruit, and soft minerality. The finish is pure bliss with a touch of sweet oak and lemon curd that just doesn't quit.

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    Nice smooth and not too buttery. Opens nicely when warm. Gotta get more.

    over 1 year
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    apples, pear, oak. delicious chardonnay.

    5 months
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    apple and pear oak finish

    almost 2 years
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    Great taste no tannins

    5 months
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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