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Wine Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is clean and focused with lemon, stone, and green apple that shines through to the finish. What makes it attractive is its interesting zesty yet creamy mid-palette with layered textures of peach and pear that lead to its long mineral finish. It is a beautifully made wine that you will enjoy pairing with roasted meats or chicken and pasta dishes served in a creamy sauce.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $50 | 13.8% ABV


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3 Responses to “Wine Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay”

  1. Quinn says:

    I wish I could afford Chateau Montelena. This wine certainly does not make for a good every day drinking wine.


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