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6 September 2013 News

Chateau Montelena is featured in an article on the homepage of in the Food section entitled “Chateau Montelena: Wine and Time”. Author George Yatchisin writes about Montelena’s beautiful estate, “It’s one of the most gorgeous wineries in Napa”. Yatchisin also gives the historic background of the Montelena Chardonnay that took the top prize for whites at the 1976 Judgment of Paris blind tasting. The winery is not only known for the 1976 blind tasting and for its historic estate but also for making one of the most age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons in California. Yatchisin writes, “Recently I had the pleasure of enjoying a bottle of 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon. It was the first expensive bottle of wine I ever bought, perhaps almost $40 back in 1995 (that seemed like a fortune at the time), and I had stored it ever since, assuming there would be a right time, a right steak (come to think of it, I was a pescatarian when I bought it). I would not want to begin to count the bottles of wine I’ve purchased/consumed since then, as the Montelena bided its time. Perhaps it felt it was waiting for me, too.” To read more about his experience with Montelena’s 1991 Cabernet and the full article click here.