Is Chateau Montelena a good wine?

Is Chateau Montelena a good wine?

VinePair just released their list of the 50 Best Wines of 2019 and Chateau Montelena 2016 Napa Chardonnay is at the top of that list. In order to select the Top 50, the editors started with wines that had received A+ ratings.

What does Chateau Montelena taste like?

2015 Chateau Montelena The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA ($160) This Cab Sauv has gorgeous aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry, blackberry, leather, vanilla and smoky. This wine has an excellent length and flavors of chocolate, tobacco, ripe black fruit, leather, and chewy tannins.

What does Montelena mean?

exp. to comb the woods. *** ‘Montelena’ also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary. Mount Everest.

How much did Chateau Montelena sell for?

One of the few remaining bottles of ex-cellar 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay has been sold by Spectrum Wine Auctions for $11,325 (£7,419). The wine, which beat both French and American competitors in the 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’ tasting, was bought by UK-based software engineer Jason Corcoran.

How much does Chateau Montelena cost?

Prices and ratings of Chateau Montelena Napa Valley vintages

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley red, The Montelena Estate Cabernet sauvignon 2017 $170
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley white, Chardonnay 2017 $68
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley red, The Montelena Estate Cabernet sauvignon 2016 $155

What is Chateau Montelena known for?

Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic “Judgment of Paris” wine competition. Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay was in competition with nine other wines from France and California under blind tasting.

Who purchased Chateau Montelena in 1968?

“Lee” Paschich (September 13, 1914 – October 5, 1993) and his wife, Helen, purchased the Chateau Montelena property from Yort Frank in 1968. In 1972 Paschich sold 90 percent of the property—retaining a 10-percent stake—to winemaker Jim Barrett and his partners, remaining on board as general manager.