Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.163 ratings
8.95 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
Cameron Parry

Nice job Matt!

Nice job Matt!

Jan 8th, 2019
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
Teresa S

Lemon butter brioche. Not over oaked not too much alcohol.

Lemon butter brioche. Not over oaked not too much alcohol.

Nov 10th, 2018
Andy Hock

Green apple, pear. Toasty.

Green apple, pear. Toasty.

Nov 10th, 2018
Anthony Marocco

Nutty creamy vanilla and Asian pear smooth silky finish

Nutty creamy vanilla and Asian pear smooth silky finish

Nov 3rd, 2018
Dawn E.

Green apple..peach..pear..honey..on the nose! Lively acidity...medium bodied! Creamy texture..
Tart apple pie... beeswax on the finish!
Aerated for 45 min...I think this will open up with more with time.. πŸ™‚

Green apple..peach..pear..honey..on the nose! Lively acidity...medium bodied! Creamy texture..
Tart apple pie... beeswax on the finish!
Aerated for 45 min...I think this will open up with more with time.. πŸ™‚

Jul 10th, 2018
Chris England

At Β£40-50 Montelena always seems to deliver with their Chardonnay πŸ‘

& no that’s not a manipulated picture - a bird flew by as I took the shot 😎

🍷 Golden yellow

πŸ‘ƒ Honey buttery creamy citrus w/ oak, washed stone minerals, green fruits in cinnamon pie, light fuel & hint of peach driven tropical

πŸ‘„ Med bodied buttery creamy fresh zesty refreshing mouth coating silky citrus w/ melon oil, apples, pears goo & honey

🎯 Long citrus, apple & pair finish with a slight dry sweet linger

At Β£40-50 Montelena always seems to deliver with their Chardonnay πŸ‘

& no that’s not a manipulated picture - a bird flew by as I took the shot 😎

🍷 Golden yellow

πŸ‘ƒ Honey buttery creamy citrus w/ oak, washed stone minerals, green fruits in cinnamon pie, light fuel & hint of peach driven tropical

πŸ‘„ Med bodied buttery creamy fresh zesty refreshing mouth coating silky citrus w/ melon oil, apples, pears goo & honey

🎯 Long citrus, apple & pair finish with a slight dry sweet linger

May 5th, 2018
LM Segal

I hate to admit how much I like this Chard.

I hate to admit how much I like this Chard.

May 3rd, 2018