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An American Icon: Chateau Montelena

July 2, 2020

The Aspen Times featured Chateau Montelena in a feature story covering the history of the winery and includes an interview with Winemaker Matt Crafton. The piece highlights everything from the Barrett family legacy (including the upcoming 50th Anniversary wine), to the current replanting of the vineyards, to Montelena’s forward-thinking philosophy. It also recommends the 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to drink this Independence Day. The online piece can also be read HERE.

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    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

    The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.

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    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.