Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

$44.95

  Chateau Montelena is one of California's historic wineries and consistent producer of some of the best Chardonnay in Napa Valley. Discover why Chateau Montelena Chardonnay beat the French at the Paris tasting in 1976! 92 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2011 Chardonnay is beautiful. Lemon oil, melon, white flowers, spices and a hint of pastry all take shape in the glass. This is a surprisingly broad, creamy Chardonnay for the year. The aromas and flavors are bright, but they are shaped by considerable texture and volume. The 2011 was aged mostly in neutral oak, with 8% new barrels, while the malo was blocked as is the custom here."

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Ratings on Delectable

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Its developing some really nice complexity at 7yrs. Still a big and slightly oaked chardonnay but developing some mineral and waxy notes as it ages.

Its developing some really nice complexity at 7yrs. Still a big and slightly oaked chardonnay but developing some mineral and waxy notes as it ages.

9.1

Wilfred Wong Delectable Pro

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

Medium straw color; active stones in the aromas, keen and fine, some tart apples, excellent depth; medium bodied; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; bright apple flavors, maybe a note of chalk and sweet earth in the background; medium finish, lively aftertaste. This is a really fine effort and brings us back to the early years. The first vintage I tasted was the 1973, when it was just a baby and I really found it remarkable. (Best Served: 2014-2018) #chardonnay #napavalley

Medium straw color; active stones in the aromas, keen and fine, some tart apples, excellent depth; medium bodied; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; bright apple flavors, maybe a note of chalk and sweet earth in the background; medium finish, lively aftertaste. This is a really fine effort and brings us back to the early years. The first vintage I tasted was the 1973, when it was just a baby and I really found it remarkable. (Best Served: 2014-2018) #chardonnay #napavalley

9.1

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Lemon squares caked w dried coconut & vanilla bean on nose with some buttered toast notes. Palate is full of sweet citrus, juicy yellow apple and spiced vanilla cream pie. Kind of heavy on the finish.

Lemon squares caked w dried coconut & vanilla bean on nose with some buttered toast notes. Palate is full of sweet citrus, juicy yellow apple and spiced vanilla cream pie. Kind of heavy on the finish.

9.0

Tom Higgins Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

Oak is a little pronounced on the nose with hints of apricot and vanilla lingering in the background. Blood orange and vanilla on the palate. Seems very focused with the bright acid.

Oak is a little pronounced on the nose with hints of apricot and vanilla lingering in the background. Blood orange and vanilla on the palate. Seems very focused with the bright acid.

8.7

Andrew Harris Delectable Pro

Livin large on Friday night.. what better to celebrate

Livin large on Friday night.. what better to celebrate

9.1

Nick Benz Delectable Pro

Meyer lemon, straw, guava

Meyer lemon, straw, guava

9.0

Austin Hohnke Delectable Pro

Finesse and elegance. A minimalist, retrained, and refined Chard. Simply gorgeous.

Finesse and elegance. A minimalist, retrained, and refined Chard. Simply gorgeous.

9.5

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Tight, a little green - should blossom in time

Tight, a little green - should blossom in time

8.8

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Enjoying the afternoon watching "Bottle Shock" with a lovely bottle of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Purchased for $33.99. The nose shows lovely fruit, passionfruit, pineapple, peach and a good minerality. On the palate there are good citrus notes, lemon, granny smith apples, honeysuckle, very nice minerality, wet river rock on the backend. Medium + acidity with a long crisp refreshing finish. Very nice Chard.

Enjoying the afternoon watching "Bottle Shock" with a lovely bottle of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Purchased for $33.99. The nose shows lovely fruit, passionfruit, pineapple, peach and a good minerality. On the palate there are good citrus notes, lemon, granny smith apples, honeysuckle, very nice minerality, wet river rock on the backend. Medium + acidity with a long crisp refreshing finish. Very nice Chard.

9.1

Jeremiah Allen Delectable Pro

Harmonious American Chard, nothin out of place. Ripe citrus, mineral and lees. #Surprisinglysatisfying

Harmonious American Chard, nothin out of place. Ripe citrus, mineral and lees. #Surprisinglysatisfying

8.5

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