Regional newspaper, The Winston-Salem Journal, highlights Chateau Montelena 2015 Calistoga Zinfandel in its latest list of wine recommendations. Of the wine, columnist Michael Hastings adds it is “an elegant zin, brambly and full of dark fruit but not overripe. Touches of clove, pepper and other spices, along with flinty stone.” Read the full story HERE
Napa Valley, California
Produced from grapes grown on the Montelena Estate vineyard, the Zinfandel is a classically-structured, subtle and refined wine. Planted in volcanic soil, combined with 10-year-old vines in alluvial soil, this is a stunning wine known for its spicy, ripe berry flavor.
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.