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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1998
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1998
(search item no. 29211)

PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $67.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It has our typical bright green-gold color, obviously not heavily oaked or malolactic styled. The nose is dominated by intense green apple. 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.
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About 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 vineyards and varieties, the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Chardonnay are recognized as world-class.