The nose throws me every time on this bottle, a little Burgundian with stemmy, grape seed notes, little oak influence, mild citrus. Buy this and hold for only a few years for a reward. Not your typical Napa style.
@David T saw your notes on this vintage, maybe consider a little more bottle age? I do consider this a pretty good value for CA, delivering the above notes for $35 and two years in our cellar. — 18 days ago
First time trying Mountelena Chardy.
2009 apparently one of the best vintages ever made.
I found this wine incredibly complex, maybe because of the vintage and the demi bouteille. After six month I still remember lots of fruity and creamy aromas and texture. — 21 hours ago
$75ish? December riddlers circle shipment score! Lucky cellar club members get the same bottle at member price of $85. Limited release.
What a shame, wish there was more.
Exhibits aromas of white peach, apricots and roasted pear. This complex fruitful nature is complemented by hints of roasted almond, cinnamon sugar toast, and holiday spice. The wine fills the mouth with vibrant acidity, featuring pineapple and bright citrus, balanced by warm spices, lemon bar, and candied ginger.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Barrel Fermentation: 23%
Suggested Retail: $100 — 2 days ago
I found this bottle on the shelf all by itself at my local Sam's Club..for $31 dollars!! Now in Davenport Iowa...this is a find!! This wine is gorgeous...peaches...honey..pinapple...vanilla...for ALC of 15.5% velvety texture delicious and ready to drink now! — 19 hours ago