Wine Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

Chateau Montelena 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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About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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  3. Quinn December 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM - Reply

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

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