Departures included Chateau Montelena’s “Concierge Program” in a story that highlights luxury experiences currently offered in Napa Valley for visitors. Writer Jonathan Cristaldi explains, this program “grants wine lovers access to a customizable tasting experience from an extensive library of their genuinely iconic wines. They’re able to offer red and white wines from almost every vintage going back to the 1970s, which provides a rare opportunity to taste the Napa of yesteryear…”
Montelena prides itself on the ageability of its wines and this program is a great way to demonstrate this by experiencing how beautifully their white wines can age. Read more about this program HERE
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay
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.