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2007 Chateau Montelena - Chardonnay Napa Valley Chardonnay - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - White

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

"This soars out of the ordinary." -TIME, June 7, 1976 (Judgement of Paris, tasting quote)

This quote embodies the dedication to quality and the consistently elegant, classical style Chateau Montelena has embraced since the early days. The current offerings continue to display adherence to that handcrafted heritage. One of the original "blue-chip" estates of Napa, its... More »

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91
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Drink Dates
VF: 2008-2013
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144
Author keviclan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.714%
Tasted On 03/09/2014

Aromas of stone fruit and mild oak. Crisp fruit forward taste with a long impressive finish.

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Author Trina
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.315%
Tasted On 09/10/2011
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Author Dans eCellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.143%
Tasted On 01/03/2011
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Author vegas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.238%
Tasted On 01/02/2011
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Author Infms40
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Tasted On 08/15/2010

Beautiful golden straw color. Inviting aromas of pear, lychee, wet gravel and some oak spiciness. Fleshy opening of peach. Mid palate has a distinch green apple flavor. Some spice on the finish. Very well balanced. Would buy this vintage again.

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Author Jay M664
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/06/2009

Bright and crisp upfront with lots of green apple Typical butter and vanilla that is the signature of a grand chard. Nose of melon and lemon peel. Mouthfeel was medium and crisp. Finish not as long as anticipated. Light oak, very much a classic french chablis style.

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Author dvaldosf
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/30/2009

Not what I was expecting. A bit green, slight mineral notes and acidic. Improved once the wine was at room temperature, yet I'm not sure this has the stuffing to age.

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Author Yilmaz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.714%
Tasted On 09/26/2009

Minerals come through in the nose and stone fruit on the palate. A little bitter overall and rather strong for a Chardonnay but looks as if it will get better with age.

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