Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

9.1228 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

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

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

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

40th anniversary of the legendary tasting coming soon.

40th anniversary of the legendary tasting coming soon.

9.0

Cristóbal Arellano Borges Delectable Pro

Had me fooled blind as something more Chablis-like. There's oak, but it's not heavy handed. Crisp acidity. Nose was muted a bit

Had me fooled blind as something more Chablis-like. There's oak, but it's not heavy handed. Crisp acidity. Nose was muted a bit

8.7

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    San Francisco, CA 94105

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