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Wine of the Week: wines of Chateau Montelena

August 23, 2019

Wine writer Scott Greenberg has featured Chateau Montelena in the Vine Guy podcast on WTOP. The Wine of the Week episode highlights the history of Chateau Montelena, the 2017 Potter Valley Riesling, 2016 Chardonnay and the 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Matt Crafton spoke with Scott while he was in Washington D.C., offering great insights and context on the iconic winery. You can read about the interview and listen to it HERE

 

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    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    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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    Potter Valley Riesling 2017

    Napa Valley, California

    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

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    Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

    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.

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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.