Leading national morning show, Today, included the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay in a dedicated segment and online story honoring Kathie Lee Gifford. The show’s resident wine experts, Leslie Sbrocco and Ray Isle, selected six wines “fit for a legend” to honor their favorite wine loving co-host. They note that the Montelena Chardonnay ranks among the top of world-class chardonnays and describe it as a “complex and elegant white built to drink now or to age.” Read the story HERE and watch it HERE
Napa Valley, California
A true icon. The Napa Valley Chardonnay is the wine that put Chateau Montelena and Napa Valley at the forefront of the wine world in 1976, in what is now memorialized as “The Judgment of Paris.” To great disbelief, the Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay was the top-ranking wine against four white Burgundies and five other California Chardonnays. And as they say, the rest is history.
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.