Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011
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This Chardonnay shows a beautiful rich golden straw color in the glass with clean pure aromas of pear and crisp green apple, all overlaid with light tropical fruit notes and a hint of honeysuckle. On the palate, this wine has wonderful fullness and creaminess without being heavy. A clean soft entry is quickly followed by crisp acidity and a rich display of fruit including juicy nectarine and white peach along with a hint of lychee and fresh citrus. The flavors on the finish are reminiscent of pear tart while the oak contribution is well integrated throughout the profile, with just a touch of nuttiness showing through.
Wine SpectatorA tart and flinty white, offering understated green apple, pear and stone fruit notes that gain, with a spicy, fruity aftertaste. Drink now. 14,319 cases made.