Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay Estate 2019, Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA
This finely crafted Napa Chardonnay is rich and complex with a supple silky texture, bright acidity, notes of stone and tropical fruit followed by apple pie crust. Enjoy now or age in your cellar.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Napa Valley
REGION: North Coast
VINEYARD: Chateau Montelena Estate Vineyard
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
SOIL: Alluvial, rounded river cobblestone
PRACTICE: Practicing sustainable
VINIFICATION: Malolactic fermentation was blocked, barrel aged 10 months in French oak
COLOR: Medium lemon
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Melon, perfume, orange blossom, peach, honeysuckle, apricot, subtle toast & pie crust
FLAVOR: Silky texture, mango, Meyer lemon, chalky minerality with bright acidity, oaky finish with Asian pear, mango, & pineapple. Age will introduce notes of hazelnuts & almond.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Enjoy with a celebratory dinner serving seared scallops, grilled seafood, or a stuffed roast chicken.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Winemaker, Matt Crafton, graduated from the oenology program at UC Davis in 2008
ABOUT THE LABEL:
Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition. Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay was in competition with nine other wines from France and California under blind tasting.