2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay
California: Napa Valley
Today’s exceptional Maison Montagne 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a wine that gives Rombauer (the gold standard for many of our Operatives) a solid run for its money. This wine is every bit as flavorful, elegant and delicious as a Rombauer, but without the overly buttered flavor - or high price tag.
Rich and full and dense on the nose with baked apple, candied pear, walnut, citrus zest, Meyer lemon, dried nectarine, vanilla, and softly toasted sweet oak.
On the palate, this wine is bright, soft and really quite juicy! Flavors of lemon curd, fresh lemon, pink lady apple, nectarine, dried apricot, white peach, lemon custard, and oak, with a hint of white pepper at the very end.
This Maison Montagne Chardonnay is an exceptionally delicious wine that shows finesse, complexity and depth without taking itself too seriously. Bright, fresh citrus and tree fruit that lingers on the palate, well into a long finish - with enough weight on the palate to remind you that this is a very special and well-built wine.
Complexity comes through as it evolves in the glass. Try it right out of the chiller, but take note of how it really shines as it warms even slightly in the glass. Aromas and flavors are enhanced as the wine breathes and warms, even slightly.
This steal of a deal wine is offered to you with our heartiest recommendation.
Dark golden hues with a nearly orange core. This rich-looking wine seems very weighty in the glass, settling quickly after swirling. Thick, ropey tears glide very slowly down the glass wall.
Baked apple, candied pear, walnut, citrus zest, Meyer lemon, dried nectarine, vanilla, and softly toasted sweet oak.
Lemon curd, fresh lemon, pink lady apple, nectarine, dried apricot, white peach, lemon custard, and oak, with a hint of white pepper at the very end.
Extra long, leading with bright fruits and fading to custard, vanilla, oak and a hint of white pepper at the tail end.
Enjoy this elegant and lively wine with fish, fowl, pork or springtime appetizers. We recommend grilled shrimp scampi or a homemade chicken pot pie. Yum!
What the Winery Says
- Dwight Bonewell
- Napa Valley
- 6.2 g/L
- 0.1 g/L