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Estate Zinfandel Brownie with Zinfandel Chocolate Ganache

Zinfandel Brownie 2 eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel ¾ cup good quality cocoa powder (such as Ghirardelli) ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup chocolate chips (bittersweet is best) ½ cup Zinfandel Ganache (recipe follows) Preheat oven to […]

From Our Kitchen: Lamb Burgers with Nick’s Spicy Tzatziki Sauce

A perfect paring for our spring red releases: Lamb Burgers with Nick’s Spicy Tzatziki Sauce. Best with a glass of our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or 2011 Montelena Estate Zinfandel! Lamb Burger  serves about 4 Ingredients 1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped 1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sweet paprika […]

Louisiana Saturday Night…

  Well, you get down the fiddle and you get down the bow, Kick off your shoes and you throw ‘em on the floor. Dance in the kitchen ’til the morning light: Louisiana Saturday night……. Montelena’s Estate Zinfandel truly is a versatile wine! Thanks to my sister Hannah for sending me this picture!

What Is Your Great Pairing?

For me I like it with an Irish beef stew.  But will always go for a glass on its own.  What is your great pairing with this wine?

Gumbo…

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to cook up a big pot of Louisiana Gumbo for a wine-industry get together we hosted a Montelena. And, since then, I’ve had quite a few people ask for the recipe. When people ask for the recipe, however, my gut instinct tells me that I shouldn’t […]

2007 Zinfandel

I’m going to miss the 2007 Zinfandel!

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Come See Us at ZAP

We’ll be pouring some of our favorite wines at the ZAP Zinfandel tasting event this weekend.  Come see us if you’ll be in San Francisco or if you can make it into the city for a very fun event.  Be sure to stop by our table and say ‘hello’ to our very own ZAP team: […]

Global #Zinfandel Appreciation Day

November 19, 2010 – from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Get online, using your favorite social media site (Facebook, Twitter, GoWalla, Foursquare, etc), and share your love of this great grape on November 19, 2010.  Using the hashtag #Zinfandel, you can interact with Zinfandel lovers from all around the world.  Share a bottle with friends […]

New Spring Releases

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 […]

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Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors

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