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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 110956)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
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
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the glass, this wine has a classic Chardonnay hue of pale golden straw. The bouquet draws you in with delicate nuances of wet stones, lichee, white peach, orange blossoms, and a slight hint of toasted almonds. The palate is soft and fleshy and loaded with bright citrus tones of sweet mandarin and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and rich tropical notes of guava, pineapple, and lichee – all complemented by subtle sweet oak. There is a delicate smoothness to this Chardonnay and fantastic weight throughout. This is the wine you'll want to bring to the next big dinner party or business lunch– get ready to accept the kudos.
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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.