CHATEAU MONTELENA 'NAPA VALLEY' CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA 2019
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Napa Valley, California
Tastes Like: I t’s the suppleness and silky mouthfeel that strike first, although there’s abundant mango and citrus with Meyer lemon here as well. The minerality is chalky and distinct, a beautiful contrast that layers in with the acid adding both complexity and depth. There’s slightly more wood on the transition to the finish, surfacing as baking spice and crème brûlée. However, they’re handily overwhelmed by notes of Asian pear, mango and pineapple—absolutely delicious. In time, expect hazelnut and almond to appear.
Pairs With: Caramel Apples, Bobbing for Apples, Cobb(ing for) Salad