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Napa Valley Chardonnay, Château Montelena 2018

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Napa Valley
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

The 47th vintage of Montelena Chardonnay. 13.9% abv. The wine is aged in French oak for 10 months. Pale lemon colour with a nose that blends fruit forward, tropical-lined fruit - mango and passion flower together with pure, ripe citrus and a storng note of gun smoke. The palate follows, very bright with a struck match character, the fruit bursts forward in layers of citrus and riper tropical tones. Zesty against a ripe background, the focus is on the fruit. A touch of wood smoke builds to the finish, but it is subtle and well integrated. Silky and long, with crystalline fruit persisting in tandem with spice.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, October 2021
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