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Matt Crafton, Winemaker, Chateau Montelena

September 19, 2019

The Honest Pour featured Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton on its podcast. The episode covers the history of the estate, Matt’s vision for the future and his emphasis on sustainability. Additionally, they taste through a selection of wines from the portfolio including the 2011 Estate Chardonnay, 2016 Estate Chardonnay, 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Please click the link here to listen to the podcast.

 

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    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.