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Medium Body White

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley, CA 2016

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS:
2016 was a classic vintage with consistent temperatures and few extremes. Although yields were low in general, a relatively mild August and September moderated ripening, allowing for uniform maturity and the opportunity for a very selective harvest. The white wines were incredibly floral and aromatic, and this Chardonnay is no exception. Honeysuckle, jasmine, and apple blossom along with wispy notes of vanilla and lemon balm highlight a harmony of classic Chardonnay aromas.*

Green apple, candied orange peel, and baking spices anchor a panoply of vineyard flavors. Seamlessly interwoven between each is fresh, bright acidity along with incredible minerality and depth that slowly build texture and weight. The contrast between silky toast and sweet pear highlights an exceedingly rich finish that will only become more supple and dynamic with age.* 

94 points, Vinous:
"Montelena's 2016 Chardonnay is terrific. Fresh, nuanced and light on its feet, it is striking for its freshness and understated intensity. Lemon peel, almond, chamomile, and floral overtones add shades of nuance throughout, but above all else, it stands out for its bright, crystalline tension and overall energy. What a gorgeous wine this is." (3/18)

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck:
"Sourced mostly from a tiny site in Oak Knoll, the 2016 Chardonnay Napa Valley sees no malolactic fermentation and is brought up in 10-20% new French oak. It's a steely, racy effort that has pretty notes of tart citrus, apple blossom, lemon, and hints of minerality, Clean, medium-bodied, very vibrant and fresh, it's balanced and lengthy. It's going to age as well." (1/31/19)

*winery notes

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Chateau Montelena
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: North Coast
Appellation: Napa Valley
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body White
Winemaker: Matt Crafton
ABV: 13.6%
Pack/Size: 12/8750 ml
Container Type: Green Glass Burgundy Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork



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