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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2013

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2013

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $62.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Chateau Montelena

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Full-bodied with toasted almond and hazelnut and smoke from oak aging. Green apple brightness on the palate with mouth-watering acidity.

Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallops,, grilled seafood, stuffed roast chicken, beef bourguignon.

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This Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on October 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Iconic for most wine geeks as the Bottle Shock wine. This 2013 Chardonnay from Napa is full-bodied with a rich, toasty nose. The palate is smooth with creamery butter, apple, pear and sweet spices. Bright acidity keeps everything in harmony. It was a shame to spit! Beautifully crafted. This is one for the collector as this wine will keep rewarding over years to come. Great gift wine with the holiday season on the horizon.
Tasted: October 2015
The 2013 Californian vintage imparted more acidity to wines like this one. Montelena has still managed to produce a pleasant, balanced Chardonnay. - Community Wine Reviews

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