While widely known for crafting classic Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet, Chateau Montelena also crafts this crisp Riesling from remote Potter Valley in Mendocino County. It's typically off-dry in style, like Kabinett, but certainly isn't "sweet." Notes from winemaker Matt Crafton: "Ripe apple and pear along with a touch of ginger initially dominate the subtle tropical and floral aromas that characterize this Riesling. With some patience, however, the bouquet transitions to rose petals, fresh peach, and pineapple, all of which should be familiar to those who’ve enjoyed this wine in the past. Viscous and rich with hints of honey, lemon bar, and mango, the palate embodies what we consider to be the best expression of Riesling in a ripe vintage. The texture is creamy but not cloying as the latent acid provides the necessary balance and finesse. More stone fruit along with cinnamon and some vanilla break through on the finish as does a subtle mineral undertone, the depth and breadth of which should only increase with time in bottle."
We think you’ll also like
Sorry, product recommendations are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please contact us directly for assistance with your wine and spirits exploration!
Real Time Inventory by Location:
The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in our warehouse and one
or more stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product
within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our
shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we
will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of
- exclusive access from K&L