Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2010, Napa Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$72.95 (701748)

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This is a biodynamically produced, firm, complex and elegant chardonnay that will age well. The nose is very lifted, spicy, smoky and vanilla cream-like, with toasty notes and poached pear fruit. The finish is grippy with lemon, peat and toasty notes; the length is excellent to outstanding. Prepare to give it some time in the glass, and perhaps in the cellar. This is intriguing stuff. Tasted March 2013. Score: 93 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, Mar 2013)
91 pts
5
March 16, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a biodynamically produced, firm, complex and elegant chardonnay that will age well. The nose is very lifted,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Better than recent vintages, the 2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay represents a superb effort by winemaker Cameron...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another fine, lean, mineral-suffused and elegant chardonnay from Montelena, with barely detectable oak, firm, crisp...

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Community Reviews (2)

The Wine Sisters
The Wine Sisters

This shows balance and focus with complex mineral and grapefruit aromas mixing with creamy butterscotch and baked apple. Mid-weight and creamy on the palate with peach/pear/apricot flavours and tidy mineral finish. Careful not to over chill, and serve with crab and avocado salad or California sushi rolls.

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lunchbox

A balanced wine with notes of wet slate, apricot, melon, lemon zest, and subtle hints of mulberry. Medium plus body, with good acidity and length. Tasted July 2014.

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