White

2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.2 267 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 143

  • AllRed wrote: 93 points

    September 3, 2021 - Our penultimate bottle, and another beauty- these age so well. Fig and apple on the nose and palate. Lingering finish. Excellent.

  • AllRed wrote: 93 points

    June 17, 2021 - Youthful straw yellow color. Orchard fruit and mineral notes with a floral honeysuckle overtone. Full-bodied yet light, with flavors of orchard fruit, mineral and citrus. This is firing on all cylinders right now.

  • mouton45 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 9, 2021 - Even at 10+ years old, this age-worthy, no-malo chard drank beautifully last night at our regular wine group dinner at Two Chefs. Everyone agreed it paired wonderfully with the second course of mahi mahi on top of a potato pancake and caramelized fennel. Initially when I pulled it from the cellar, I was apprehensive about how it would show considering its age. But after decanting, I knew the yellow straw color, ripe citrusy nose and lemony flavor that this would be a treat. The eight other members of the group agreed it was a winner. I have one bottle of the 2010 left to enjoy before moving to to the 2011s.

  • aChave Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 1, 2021 - Delicious Chardonnay. Nicely rounded fruit with perfect balance and subtle length. Light creaminess on the finish but very nice acid balance and depth. Burgundian style; just delicious with a chicken bouillabaisse!

  • JCGuthrie wrote: flawed

    February 13, 2021 - Very light nose, with whiff of caramel and perhaps dog urine. No zip whatsoever on the palate and a waxy, very off-putting finish. Premoxed.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Chateau Montelena
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 086003051843, 733555350923, 733555351029, 733555351227, 733555381125, 733555381323

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,088 (37%)
  • Consumed 1,847 (63%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lobster, Pan fried sea scallops, Pasta primavera -- New York Times recipe -- delicious together, Salmon, spicy spanish chicken and dijon scallion sauce

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  84 votes

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