Elevator Pitch – The Decade Release Program
Bo Barrett explains Montelena’s Decade Release, an aging program meant to highlight the evolution and cellar-worthiness of their Napa Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.