Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Montelena's 2017 Chardonnay is bright, focused and tightly wound, with tons of citrus peel, orchard fruit and floral character. Medium in body, with terrific energy underpinning the fruit, the 2017 is a winner. Picking early and blocking the malolactic fermentation yields a finely sculpted, nuanced Chardonnay long on class. I loved it.
Toasty, with pastry accents to the ripe white fruit flavors that lengthen out thanks to light, creamy accents. Brioche notes show on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2023.