Number one in the Judgment of Paris, and first in our hearts, Chateau Montelena knows a thing or two about crafting show-stopping Chardonnay. Bright, focused, and tight as a drum, the 2018 vintage is another winner. An opening gambit of peach and honeydew leads deftly into a ripe and energetic palate overflowing with stone fruit and orange zest. Lush, viscous, and memorable, this Chardonnay is not to be missed.
Chateau Montelena's 2018 Chardonnay is bright and finely sculpted, with terrific energy driving the citrus and floral flavors. Blocking malolactic fermentation keeps the flavors brisk. This cool site in Oak Knoll suits the Montelena style very nicely. Readers who enjoy focused Chardonnays will find plenty to like. This is an especially fine vintage for the Montelena Chardonnay.