Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.173 ratings
9.08 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
Jake Hajer

Out of Mag. Tasting pitch perfect: clay, mineral, white flowers, the stones of stone fruit, heady. Lean, unripe peach. Has the finish of Chablis (tart wet chalk) but has a more yellow fruit entry. Pretty. I want cases to age.

Out of Mag. Tasting pitch perfect: clay, mineral, white flowers, the stones of stone fruit, heady. Lean, unripe peach. Has the finish of Chablis (tart wet chalk) but has a more yellow fruit entry. Pretty. I want cases to age.

Dec 11th, 2019
Philippe Dupuis

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Jan 10th, 2019
Cameron Parry

Nice job Matt!

Nice job Matt!

Jan 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. In 1972, under the leadership of James Barrett, replanting began. Today Jim's son, Bo, is now its Master Winemaker. Ripe stone fruit aromas with notes of honey. In the palate crisp pear, melon and lemon zest come forth wrapped in vanilla oak. Lingering finish ending with creamy notes fruit ending with hints of pepper spice.

Founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. In 1972, under the leadership of James Barrett, replanting began. Today Jim's son, Bo, is now its Master Winemaker. Ripe stone fruit aromas with notes of honey. In the palate crisp pear, melon and lemon zest come forth wrapped in vanilla oak. Lingering finish ending with creamy notes fruit ending with hints of pepper spice.

Sep 11th, 2017
Jason Bower

Nice Classic Chardonnay expected to age well. Slight tartness should smooth out with age. Not buttery like many other Napa Chardonnays.

Nice Classic Chardonnay expected to age well. Slight tartness should smooth out with age. Not buttery like many other Napa Chardonnays.

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2017
Cameron Parry

Always a classic. Bright acidity rich texture and beautiful Chardonnay fruit.

Always a classic. Bright acidity rich texture and beautiful Chardonnay fruit.

Feb 8th, 2017
Brian Szluk

Not sure how this wine won the 76 tasting.

Not sure how this wine won the 76 tasting.

Nov 19th, 2016
Vanessa D

Light gold color. Complexity on the nose with lemon curd, oak, hint of butter, honeysuckle, honeydew melon, star fruit, and slate. Nice acidity on palate adding structure.

Light gold color. Complexity on the nose with lemon curd, oak, hint of butter, honeysuckle, honeydew melon, star fruit, and slate. Nice acidity on palate adding structure.

Jul 21st, 2019
Jinhiu Song

I love Napa wines especially white wine. You know this good wine.

I love Napa wines especially white wine. You know this good wine.

Jun 15th, 2019
Hanibal

oaky vanilla and ripe fruit...

oaky vanilla and ripe fruit...

Mar 17th, 2019