Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

$49.99

  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! Robert Parker: "Caramelized citrus, apple skin and a touch of tangerine oil are all present in the medium-bodied, refreshing, basically unoaked or neutral oaked style of Chardonnay that Chateau Montelena’s produced in 2013. This style is meant to show the fruit and acid of the varietal. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

An icon, and a superb accompaniment to Shrimp Creole. Chablis-like in style with Meyer lemon, tangerine oil, rocks, and a racy spine of acidity. #chrispine

An icon, and a superb accompaniment to Shrimp Creole. Chablis-like in style with Meyer lemon, tangerine oil, rocks, and a racy spine of acidity. #chrispine

9.3

Cameron Parry Delectable Pro

Ok, so I thought the '11 was my favorite, but the '13 just knocked it off. Damn! The pure beauty of Chardonnay.

Ok, so I thought the '11 was my favorite, but the '13 just knocked it off. Damn! The pure beauty of Chardonnay.

9.5

Kyle Doucet-Walter Delectable Pro

Easy to see why these guys were chosen to be judged alongside French burgundy benchmarks.

Easy to see why these guys were chosen to be judged alongside French burgundy benchmarks.

9.4

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Lemon custard and crushed white rock on the nose. The palate adds tart pear along with the entire spectrum of citrus which rides a beam of acidity all the way through the long, chalk dusted finish. Blind, I would convince myself it's Chablis, and a good one. A classic.

Lemon custard and crushed white rock on the nose. The palate adds tart pear along with the entire spectrum of citrus which rides a beam of acidity all the way through the long, chalk dusted finish. Blind, I would convince myself it's Chablis, and a good one. A classic.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

Tasting notes from a Judgement of Paris anniversary event at Cadillac Wines tonight... Tart, green apple, and great acidity. Very little butter, which was a refreshing take on a chard. Same recipe has been used to make this wine since the beginning. Great history.

Tasting notes from a Judgement of Paris anniversary event at Cadillac Wines tonight... Tart, green apple, and great acidity. Very little butter, which was a refreshing take on a chard. Same recipe has been used to make this wine since the beginning. Great history.

9.1

Sylvain Rhainds

2013

2013

8.9

Skip Smyser

A great wine in large format for Christmas dinner ✝️2013 remains my favorite of recent releases. Lush red fruit and marvelous tannins

A great wine in large format for Christmas dinner ✝️2013 remains my favorite of recent releases. Lush red fruit and marvelous tannins

9.3

Sarah Lampe

I think I had huge expectations of this wine going in and was left disappointed. In no way is this a bad wine, I think I just put it up there on a pedestal given the winery and thought I would be blown away. There was nothing overly stunning or unique, but definitely a solid Chardonnay. We probably should have aged it longer, so that may have been on us.

I think I had huge expectations of this wine going in and was left disappointed. In no way is this a bad wine, I think I just put it up there on a pedestal given the winery and thought I would be blown away. There was nothing overly stunning or unique, but definitely a solid Chardonnay. We probably should have aged it longer, so that may have been on us.

8.8

Justin Wade

Good, but not as oaky as expected. Not the best year for my pallet.

Good, but not as oaky as expected. Not the best year for my pallet.

8.5

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

A classic, old world styled with lemon, ripe orchard/pit fruit and a hint of butterscotch. Seemed a touch disjointed initially but came together with air. Overshadowed by Asher’s bitchin’ socks (top left)

A classic, old world styled with lemon, ripe orchard/pit fruit and a hint of butterscotch. Seemed a touch disjointed initially but came together with air. Overshadowed by Asher’s bitchin’ socks (top left)

8.8

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