Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
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.
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.