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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa 1998

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
  • WE 87
  • WS 87
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Winemaker Notes

It has our typical bright green-gold color, obviously not heavily oaked or malolactic styled. The nose is dominated by intense green apple; it is spicier than most vintages, which we attribute to the lack of heat during the growing season. The palate follows the fruit aroma with the green apple and some melon flavors, but its quite crisp and that is directly attributed to the cool vintage. The overall texture is very crisp and clean.... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 87
Wine Enthusiast

WS 87
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Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California
Chateau Montelena
Chateau Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard and the establishment of the Chateau Montelena philosophy: make the best, period. Today the tradition continues. Jim Barrett’s son, Bo, winemaker at Chateau Montelena beginning in 1982, is now its Master Winemaker. After more than three decades of experience with the same... View More