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Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling - 2010

Chateau Montelena Potter Valley  Riesling

Winery Story

Chateau Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs, a prominent California businessman. Although Chateau Montelena stayed in the Tubbs fa... (more...)mily until 1958, winemaking at the Chateau came to an end with prohibition. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard and the establishment of the Chateau Montelena philosophy: make the best, period. Today the tradition continues. Jim Barrett’s son, Bo, is Master Winemaker, having assumed all winemaking duties in 1982. Exceptional wine can be made only with exceptional grapes, which is why we adhere to the Estate concept of “winegrowing.” After more than two decades of experience with the same vineyards and varietals, the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Chardonnay are recognized as world-class.

Tasting Note

Bright golden straw color in the glass, this wonderfully aromatic wine shows layers of floral notes - orange blossom and honeysuckle, along ... (more...)with ripe orange, lime, apricot, and white melon fruits, all accented with sweet clove and nutmeg spice tones. Soft, round and fleshy on the palate, this wine shows a strong acid backbone without pronounced tartness. Rich, smooth, and juicy with nice density throughout, there are layers of white peach, apricot, white melon, and Rangpur lime leading into the long, warm and spicy finish.

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March 30, 2012

Stone fruit, crisp with texture and off dry. Good California Riesling


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March 29, 2012
Not your supermarket variety riesling. Crisp without being too acidic. Notes of citrus and pear.

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Bottlenotes Team NoteMarch 22, 2012

Juicy floral nose, hint of minerality. Bracing acidity and tons of peaches on the palate. Super nom nom nom. Amazeballs with truffle fries


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March 22, 2012
I absolutely love this Riesling. On the dry side (which I prefer). It can stand alone, or be paired with rich mac n'cheese, truffle fries, and spare ribs.


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March 20, 2012
Haven't had this in a while and still tastes good, and was glad to find it on the menu at Fog City Diner. More on the dry side for a riesling with a lot of minerality an a hint of stone fruit on the finish.

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March 20, 2012
This is a mellow and delicios wine. Sweet and tart this ia one for the Riesling library.

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