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18 November 2014 News, Videos

Antonio Galloni from Vinous Media inteviews Bo Barrett from Chateau Montelena. Chateau Montelena’s Bo Barrett discusses the 2014 harvest and recent vintages.

Click here to watch the full video

 
18 July 2014 News, Videos

Check out this great video of Chateau Montelena’s new winemaker Matt Crafton explaining their work with Fish Friendly Farming to improve their stretch of the Napa River.

 
28 August 2013 News, Videos

Chateau Montelena winemaker Cameron Parry introduces Chateau Montelena’s 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay – the 40th vintage release of this historic wine.  Cameron touches on how Montelena has never wavered from its philosophy, but constantly strives to improve.  This 2011 vintage is, in fact, the most critically acclaimed Chardonnay ever released by Chateau Montelena, with the Wine Advocate awarding the wine 93 Points and stating:

“The 2011 Chardonnay appears to have more richness and body than the 2010, which is counterintuitive considering the cool year, but in 2011 Bo Barrett and his team had to wait until the end of October for this fruit to fully ripen, which, needless to say, is highly unusual. The characteristic Montelena Chardonnay aromas and flavors come through, but in a slightly richer style than normal. Hints of lemon oil, crushed rocks and flowers meld together beautifully on the resonant finish. Barrett adds that the 2011 was the first wine made in the new cellar, which is set up to handle small-lot fermentations. Whatever the reasons, the 2011 is striking in every way.” 

 

 
5 July 2013 News, Videos

Here is a great video of Bo Barrett talking about Chateau Montelena’s Oat Harvest project! Click on the video below!

 

 
14 September 2012 News, Videos

Chateau Montelena has just launched a new online virtual tour of the winery on its Web-site.  The virtual tour allows visitors to wander through the long hallway that connects the tasting room to the estate room,  stroll through the crooked walkways over the placid waters of Jade Lake, and so much more.  A 1-minute video will greet you and the “Help” tab will allow you to find out how to navigate through the many things there are to explore.  To find the tour look for the “Kicker” at the bottom of their homepage by clicking the image below.

 

 
30 August 2012 News, Videos

Chateau Montelena just released the 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay. Check out these two Montelena videos with Bo Barrett discussing the 2010 harvest for the winery!

 
23 April 2012 News, Videos

A great little video of Bo  Barrett discussing Chateau Montelena and reaching new drinkers who may never have heard of the Paris Tasting.

 

 
26 March 2012 News, Videos

Bo and Heidi Barrett are interviewed at Spec’s in Texas, and spend some time talking about the 2008 vintage for Cabernet in Napa.  Nicely done!

 

 
2nd February 2012 News, Videos

You may have seen in the news the last few days there’s a movie coming out called, “Somm”, following a group of sommeliers as they go for their MS.  From what we understand, Bo Barrett ends up playing a pretty big part in talking about Somms from the winemaker’s perspective.   You can see the trailer below, including a little Bo cameo.

 

 
13 April 2011 News, Videos

Napa Valley Vintners has posted an engaging series of videos featuring interviews with some of Napa’s most esteemed winemakers. The videos reveal how they each got their start in the wine business. See the first of four videos below: