Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay

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Brand : Chateau Montelena
Region : Napa Valley
Vintage : Current Release
Varietal : White Wine, Chardonnay
Taste : Light Body

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 750ml

Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition. Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay was in competition with nine other wines from France and California under blind tasting. All 11 judges awarded their top scores to either the Chardonnays from Chateau Montelena or Chalone Winery, another California wine producer.

VINOUS RATING: 91 (2014 Vintage)
VINOUS RATING: 92 (2015 Vintage)

Just bottled, the 2015 Chardonnay is shaping up to be a gorgeous wine. The warmer vintage has resulted in a slightly richer style of Chardonnay, although the house style built on energy and tension is still very much in evidence. Candied lemon, white flowers and mint are nicely textured. Soft, enveloping and gracious, the 2015 will drink well with minimal cellaring.


  • Current Release