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Hooray for Chardonnay: A Global Guide to the World’s Best Bottles

March 9, 2020

Wine Enthusiast included Chateau Montelena in an article that explores some of the greatest expressions of Chardonnay in the world. The Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay is noted as one of the first wineries to prove Chardonnay from Napa could be world-class in style and pedigree. Read the full story HERE

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    Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

    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.

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    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.