Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2009
Napa Valley, California, United States
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Product #: 701748

Price: $59.95
Alcohol: 13.7%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Chateau Montelena
Agent: Rogers & Company
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Bright yellow. Lively aromas of apple, citrus fruit, mint and licorice. Juicy and vibrant, with almost painful mid-palate cut. Still youthfully tight, but this nomalo chardonnay displays good underlying density. The persistent finish shows good cut. Clearly the product of a moderately cool growing season. Montelena’s chardonnay is vinified to dryness in tank, then ages for several months in 10% new oak, on the fine lees but without stirring. I suspect this will evolve slowly. Score: 90(+?) Source: Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

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