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Have you ever dreamed of owning your very own bottle of the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay?
Well, we have some very exciting news to share. We will be offering you an extremely rare opportunity to own a bottle of the wine that won the 1976 Paris Tasting. All you need to do is be the winning bidder in our charity auction.
How: Online Live Auction
Auction Opens: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Auction Closes: Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Where to Bid: Visit Spectrum Wine Auctions to register and place your bid on
Beneficiary: 100% of proceeds go to Friends of the Orphans – Haiti Initiative
For the first time ever, we hosted a Poetry Contest during the month of April. The grand prize? Two tickets to our annual party, The Movable Feast. Meet this year’s winner, Tom Elias of Woodland Hills, California.
With a bit of sunshine, and quite a lot of rain, the Glass Sippers have begun to bloom in the vineyard. We hope that, over the next few months, the bottles will continue to get bigger and bigger. However, this mini-size is perfect if you’d just like a taste of our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Click here to get some for yourself!
Chateau Montelena Glass Sippers allow you to bring our tasting room to wherever you may be. Each set includes six 50ml bottles, and each bottle contains one taste-sized portion of our acclaimed Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – ideal for party favors, stocking stuffers tasting parties or just sharing the Montelena experience with friends. This wine has been bottled at the Montelena Estate by TastingRoom, Inc.
Bottle Shock & Chardonnay Experience
Learn about and taste the wine that made Chateau Montelena famous, see the location where the movie was filmed, discuss fact vs. fiction and take home a souvenir from your visit.
Offered by appointment on Thursdays and Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Click here to make your Bottle Shock & Chardonnay Experience reservation today.
Can’t make it to the winery? You can watch Bottle Shock on DVD!
To celebrate the official recognition of Calistoga as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), we will be conducting three extraordinary public tastings. The last of these tastings will be held on Saturday, April 24th. Purchase a tasting of our current release wines for $20 and for an additional $5 enjoy a taste of rare, older vintages of our Calistoga Cuvee: our 1995 and 1996 Calistoga Cuvee.
We hope to see you there!
2006 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Outstanding. “A beautiful, classic wine with loads of berry fruit, an earthy character, and a spicy, pure, rich finish.” -92 Points
2007 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Outstanding. “Aromas of white peaches, apple skins, and crushed rocks presented in a fresh, medium-bodied, dry, zesty format.” – 90 Points
2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Very Good. “It possesses good berry fruit and seductive tannins. A very fine glass of Cabernet.”- 87 Points
2007 Montelena Estate Zinfandel
Outstanding. “Already delicious, this medium to full-bodied Zin exhibits a darker ruby/purple color as well as a big, seductive nose of black cherries, briery mountain fruit, earth, pepper and herbs.” -90 Points
Today, we released our 2006 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and our 2007 Montelena Estate Zinfandel. Come visit us at the winery, or at Press Club, to taste or purchase the delicious new releases. For more information on these wines, and our other wines, we encourage you to visit our ‘Wines’ page to read our Winemaker’s Notes.
Please visit us at Press Club, an “urban tasting room” situated on Yerba Buena Lane in San Francisco, adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel. We are proud to be an important participant in Press Club, which offers San Francisco visitors an opportunity to taste, purchase and enjoy wine from an exclusive variety of wineries not collectively available anywhere else in the world.
Press Club Hours
Monday through Thursday 2 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Closed on Sunday
Bo Barrett grew up with Chateau Montelena and their Napa Valley chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. He talks with WineTasteTV.com about the importance of staying focused on details, quality, and the people who have built their brand.