Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

$44.00

SKU 1675

750ml

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Ripe peach, pear and cloves dominate the nose amidst a flurry of floral and honeysuckle notes. There's a wonderful fullness and weight on the palate punctuated by ripe melon, green apple, and fresh citrus. The oak contribution remains subtle with a hint of vanilla and baking spice. The density of the wine is readily apparent as grilled pineapple, lychee, and a rich creaminess linger.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Chateau Montelena
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
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Wine SpectatorPresents a laser beam of fresh, vibrant green apple, melon, baking spice and gravelly earth flavors. Oak is a nonfactor. Purists will warm to the style. Drink now.

James Laube, March 31, 2017