Chateau Montelena

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.1457 ratings
9.143 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Eric

Good color . Harmoniously balanced fruit, mineral, light malolactic fermentation and clean-medium finish. Solid performance from this stellar producer.

Good color . Harmoniously balanced fruit, mineral, light malolactic fermentation and clean-medium finish. Solid performance from this stellar producer.

Aug 6th, 2019
Carl Fischer

Crisp and citrusy, the slightest hint of vanilla on the finish.

Crisp and citrusy, the slightest hint of vanilla on the finish.

Mar 31st, 2018
Shengli Hu

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

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

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2018
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2017
Teri Reed

So smooth!

So smooth!

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2016
David Devan

This Magnum of 2007 Montelena Chardonnay was beautiful from start to finish.

This Magnum of 2007 Montelena Chardonnay was beautiful from start to finish.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
Nick Apone

1983 vintage.

1983 vintage.

Feb 17th, 2017
Alyse Thomas

This is Dave Vellas personal red & it's fabulous 😋🍷

This is Dave Vellas personal red & it's fabulous 😋🍷

Mar 28th, 2016