Reviewed on 07-18-2019
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Rating 97 2019 Top 50  
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.6%
Price $50.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner With The Parents, Sipping Without Food, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2016 Review

An American Chardonnay done so right, with mineral-driven notes fresh melon and apples combined with honeysuckle. There are also deep, warm aromas of baking spices with nutmeg taking the lead followed by a hint of jasmine. The palate is warm and thought-provoking, yet refreshing, with a soft, salty creaminess heightening the well-integrated, comfy toasty-ness from oak. This wine is a beautiful example of power and balance; the American way.

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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2016
An American Chardonnay done so right, with mineral-driven notes fresh melon and apples combined with honeysuckle. There are also deep, warm aromas of baking spices with nutmeg taking the lead followed by a hint of jasmine. The palate is warm and thought-provoking, yet refreshing, with a soft, salty creaminess heightening the well-integrated, comfy toasty-ness from oak. This wine is a beautiful example of power and balance; the American way.

Reviewed On: 07-18-2019
97
POINTS
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2016
An American Chardonnay done so right, with mineral-driven notes fresh melon and apples combined with honeysuckle. There are also deep, warm aromas of baking spices with nutmeg taking the lead followed by a hint of jasmine. The palate is warm and thought-provoking, yet refreshing, with a soft, salty creaminess heightening the well-integrated, comfy toasty-ness from oak. This wine is a beautiful example of power and balance; the American way.

Reviewed On: 07-18-2019