Chardonnay (Napa), 2011. Chateau Montelena

Chardonnay (Napa), 2011. Chateau Montelena

Item #: 6102
Vintage: 2011
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyard/Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Color: Beautiful pale golden straw
Nose: Orange blossom, citrus rind, and stone fruits of white peach and apricot, Layers of tropical pineapple, starfruit, toasted hazelnuts and a touch of smoke.
Palate: Clean, soft, full entry with layers of tropical fruit, white melon, green apple, and citrus. Excellent weight and acid balance throughout.
Finish: Exceptionally long finish with subtle notes of oak spice and vanilla.
Rating: 93
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink through 2017

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Few Chardonnays from California can boast the longevity and aging potential of this winery. Drink it now, drink it in10 years. It only gets better.

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