Tasting notes, March 26, 2022; Chateau Montelena

                     Chateau Montelena

2019 Montelena Riesling
On sale for $29.99
Potter Valley / US
100% Riesling
Fermented down to 3g/L of residual sugar, Montelena’s Potter Valley Riesling possesses sweet/tart white fruits and bottle aged roundness. Generous and refreshing.
2019 Montelena
On Sale for $59.99
Oak Knoll / Napa Valley / US 
100% Chardonnay
The relatively restrained personality of Montelena’s Chardonnay offers lively orchard fruit and persistent acidity. Though aged for 10 months in French oak, any wood flavor present is merely an accent. 
2017 Montelena Zinfandel
On sale for $31.99
Calistoga / Napa Valley / US
100% Zinfandel
Sourced from old and a few young vines planted at the base of Mount St Helena, this hearty Zinfandel is aged in a combination of French, American and…Irish barrels.
2018 Montelena Calistoga Cuvee
On sale for $63.99
Calistoga / Napa Valley / US
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Sourced from a combination of estate fruit (mostly) and purchased fruit from a group of long-trusted neighbors, Montelena’s “Napa” bottling celebrates the bright, exuberant fruit of “the Valley”.
2017 Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
On sale for $189.99
Calistoga / Napa Valley / US
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
The flagship wine of Chateau Montelena, the estate Cabernet is meant for enjoyment after several years in the cellar. The 2017 showcases the warmth of the vintage without losing any of the structure and detail one expects from this bottling.