Chateau Montelena ChardonnayRegular price $64.99
Golden straw-colored in the glass. This Chardonnay opens with cinnamon and ripe peach, with aromas of melon, fig, and pear. More fruity than floral upon release, there’s nonetheless plenty of honeysuckle and spice, softening the green apple and vanilla flavors. The citrus lingers, amidst a billowy texture that bolsters the bare minerality, contrasted only by the whisper-soft hint of fresh baked bread. Bright and fresh, ripe apricot along with orange marmalade lend a slight sweetness peppered by toasted almond and clove.