Parade magazine included Chateau Montelena in a roundup of virtual wine country experiences being offered to consumers during this time. While the winery has been offering a range of virtual tastings, this Chardonnay and lobster focused event on May 22 is not to be missed. Chateau Montelena CEO Bo Barrett and Michelin-starred chef of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley Erik Anderson will teach Zoom attendees how to pair, prepare and cook lobster with Chateau Montelena’s 2016 Chardonnay. Read the full write up HERE.
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.
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.