Men’s Journal included Chateau Montelena in a story, “The Best Bottles of Wine and Champagne to Bring to Any Holiday Party.” The article includes Chateau Montelena’s 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay noting how “it opens with fresh peach and apricot, then florals take center stage, closing with pear and cinnamon. Rife with vanilla and apple blossom, it harmoniously hits the notes of a great chardonnay. Read the full story 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.