Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Pure, clean and elegant, true to the Montelena style, this is fruit-forward, with little discernible oak presence. Wildflower, peach and nectarine flavors turn smooth and delicate. Drink now through 2018.
A good, complex wine, although it does show the limitations of so many Napa Valley Chardonnays. The pineapple, pear and oak flavors have an earthy, herbal edge, and the wine lacks some vibrancy. Gets better as it approaches room temperature, so don't chill it too much.