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227 Ratings
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

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.

    almost 2 years
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    apples, pear, oak. delicious chardonnay.

    8 months
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    apple and pear oak finish

    about 2 years
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    Great taste no tannins

    8 months
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