Chateau Montelena

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.32 ratings
-no 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
S.R.Alexander

This Montelena was on fire. Fully melted tannins, fully integrated wine with lovely secondaries. Surprisingly little bricking. The Volnay and Cab Franc were decent too.

This Montelena was on fire. Fully melted tannins, fully integrated wine with lovely secondaries. Surprisingly little bricking. The Volnay and Cab Franc were decent too.

Mar 23rd, 2021
Honghui Yu

Incredibly powerful aromas. I was getting wafts of plush fruit even as it was being poured almost a foot away from me. A closer sniff yielded a funky bouquet, with rubber and pencil lead predominant. Tannins have mellowed out significantly over 26 years but still maintained good structure.

Incredibly powerful aromas. I was getting wafts of plush fruit even as it was being poured almost a foot away from me. A closer sniff yielded a funky bouquet, with rubber and pencil lead predominant. Tannins have mellowed out significantly over 26 years but still maintained good structure.

Mar 2nd, 2016