2009 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 1.5L

  • IWC 90

Reg: $99.94

$84.94

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Reg: $99.94

$84.94

This product is
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IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
(just 10% new oak used; the winery cherry-picked the fruit for this bottling and sold off the rest in bulk): Bright yellow. Lively aromas of apple citrus fruit mint and licorice. Juicy and vibrant with almost painful... (just 10% new oak used; the winery cherry-picked the fruit for this bottling and sold off the rest in bulk): Bright yellow. Lively aromas of apple citrus fruit mint and licorice. Juicy and vibrant with almost painful mid-palate cut. Still youthfully tight but this no-malo chardonnay displays good underlying density. The persistent finish shows good cut. Clearly the product of a moderately cool growing season. Montelena's chardonnay is vinified to dryness in tank then ages for several months in 10% new oak on the fine lees but without stirring. I suspect this will evolve slowly. 90+
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2009