Leading luxury publication Departures has included Chateau Montelena 2017 Potter Valley Riesling in a roundup of 10 white wines to drink year-round, even during the coldest months of winter. Writer Jonah Flicker explains, “The flavor profile of white wine can vary from bright and crisp to something a bit more velvety and rich, making it ideal to pair with different foods throughout the year.” Winemaker Matt Crafton describes the wine as”slightly off-dry, with bold flavors of honey, tropical fruit, and a soft mineral finish.” Read the full review and article HERE
Riesling is a hidden gem within the Chateau Montelena portfolio. Many people don’t know it exists, and once they do – they keep coming back for more. Stylistically, it is amazingly refreshing with notes of lemon blossom, honeysuckle and rose petal that are balanced by lively acidity
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.