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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 6, 2019

Imbibe Magazine has featured Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016 in its annual holiday gift guide within the $100 and under category. The writer notes that the winery’s classic Chardonnay is a “great option for holiday sipping, with perky flavors of green apple and lemon peel.” You can see the full gift guide HERE

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    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.

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    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.