Chateau Montelena

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.21099 ratings
9.2146 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Sweet apricot, sweet lime, and yellow apple. Slightly salty. Good balance.

Sweet apricot, sweet lime, and yellow apple. Slightly salty. Good balance.

Aug 30th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Out of mag from Ch Montelena cellar. Stunning. I chose my two fave vintages for our dinner and the 91 did not fail to show off. If the 86 is Sean Connery as James Bond the 91 is Piece Brosnan. So much time ahead.

Out of mag from Ch Montelena cellar. Stunning. I chose my two fave vintages for our dinner and the 91 did not fail to show off. If the 86 is Sean Connery as James Bond the 91 is Piece Brosnan. So much time ahead.

Oct 8th, 2017
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.1

Magnum

Magnum

Aug 13th, 2017
David Devan

Always one of the BEST! Thanks Bo for bringing the 2013 magnum of this iconic wine.

Always one of the BEST! Thanks Bo for bringing the 2013 magnum of this iconic wine.

Aug 11th, 2017
Cameron Parry

10 years on and just getting started.

10 years on and just getting started.

Aug 10th, 2017
James K

Good fruit, but lighter bodied than expected. Smooth, but short finish.

Good fruit, but lighter bodied than expected. Smooth, but short finish.

3 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.4

1987 was a very good year. Imagine 28 years ago this Awesome Cab was made. Showing beautiful ! Silky, with loads of fruit. Tannin structure has dissipated . Beautiful . CB 95+

1987 was a very good year. Imagine 28 years ago this Awesome Cab was made. Showing beautiful ! Silky, with loads of fruit. Tannin structure has dissipated . Beautiful . CB 95+

2 people found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Jordan Gianelli

Still very much alive in 2015. The nose exhibits an array of dark fruits with accents of barrel, scorched oak leaves and rich soil. The palate is medium side of full with great acidity framing the dark fruits and toffee tones. Decant this and turn off all electronic devices. This deserves your undivided attention.

Still very much alive in 2015. The nose exhibits an array of dark fruits with accents of barrel, scorched oak leaves and rich soil. The palate is medium side of full with great acidity framing the dark fruits and toffee tones. Decant this and turn off all electronic devices. This deserves your undivided attention.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Big, rich classically made terroir driven wine. A powerful attack, full mouth feel and moderately long finish

Big, rich classically made terroir driven wine. A powerful attack, full mouth feel and moderately long finish

2 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Greg Gregory

This rivals the 86 Mouton. Seriously. It’s like a hammer and I’d guess it has 40 years left easily.

This rivals the 86 Mouton. Seriously. It’s like a hammer and I’d guess it has 40 years left easily.

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2017