Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.127 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This 4 year old Napa Chardonnay is starting to drink nicely, but not there yet. Needs at least 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing lemons citrus, oak, vanilla, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, almonds, earth, minerals, and white pepper.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good wine to pair with seafood. A good quality wine.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

This 4 year old Napa Chardonnay is starting to drink nicely, but not there yet. Needs at least 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing lemons citrus, oak, vanilla, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, almonds, earth, minerals, and white pepper.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good wine to pair with seafood. A good quality wine.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

Sep 18th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium lemon color with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits and floral notes, no MLF. On the palate flavors of pear, apple and melon with notes of lemon citrus, honeysuckle and vanilla oak. Well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and slight mineral notes. A Fav!

Medium lemon color with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits and floral notes, no MLF. On the palate flavors of pear, apple and melon with notes of lemon citrus, honeysuckle and vanilla oak. Well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and slight mineral notes. A Fav!

Apr 12th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Lots of vanilla and coconut, but also surprising freshness in the green apple and yellow plum and orchard fruit notes.

Lots of vanilla and coconut, but also surprising freshness in the green apple and yellow plum and orchard fruit notes.

Aug 11th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium lemon color with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits and floral notes, no MLF. On the palate flavors of pear, apple and melon with notes of lemon citrus, honeysuckle and vanilla oak. Well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and slight mineral notes.

Medium lemon color with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits and floral notes, no MLF. On the palate flavors of pear, apple and melon with notes of lemon citrus, honeysuckle and vanilla oak. Well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and slight mineral notes.

Jul 18th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Lovely!

Lovely!

Jun 17th, 2021
Shengli Hu

Temperate vintage. 10 months aging in 100% French oak. 100% Chardonnay from oak knoll. Yellow apricot, yellow apple. Decadent Brioche toasted to the right amount. Sweet baking spices. Elevated acidity.

Temperate vintage. 10 months aging in 100% French oak. 100% Chardonnay from oak knoll. Yellow apricot, yellow apple. Decadent Brioche toasted to the right amount. Sweet baking spices. Elevated acidity.

Jul 11th, 2022
Bill Mowry

Beautiful golden color with peach on the nose, lemon citrus first taste, and apricot finish.

Beautiful golden color with peach on the nose, lemon citrus first taste, and apricot finish.

Sep 19th, 2022
Sarah Beth

Just-bought-a-house bottle

Just-bought-a-house bottle

Nov 4th, 2021
Robert Carrigan

Wonderful citrus flavor, lasting apricot plum notes. Unique Chardonnay. Beautiful by itself

Wonderful citrus flavor, lasting apricot plum notes. Unique Chardonnay. Beautiful by itself

Oct 23rd, 2021
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Super mineral. Light peach and melons. Easy to drink

Super mineral. Light peach and melons. Easy to drink

Sep 19th, 2021