Points of Distinction

Please see below for points of distinction of our various wines:

Montelena Estate Cabernet
Napa Valley Chardonnay
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Montelena Estate Zinfandel


Montelena Estate Cabernet

Rare. Unique. Distinctive.

  • A California First Growth with a three decade track record
  • Unrivaled heritage of producing an outstanding wine each and every vintage
  • Rich, natural, varietal fruit character, first and foremost, with finely balanced acid and tannin
  • Delicious and enjoyable now, and VERY age-worthy
  • Consistent style and quality year in and year out
  • From one of the very few 35+ year old Cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley, a blue chip estate winery who's name is synonymous with excellence


Napa Valley Chardonnay

What's behind a 40 year track record?

  • RGRP - "The Right Grape in the Right Place."…The same growers for decades, grown in the best area for this style.
  • Careful handling and respect for true varietal character results in a wine that is enjoyable with or without food.
  • Consistency of style and quality every vintage.
  • Acknowledged by chefs and gourmets to be the style of Chardonnay that best accompanies food. With its concentration of lively fruit and refreshing acidity it truly complements, rather than competes, with even the most subtle flavors.
  • Chateau Montelena is the Classic California Chardonnay - A fruit focused wine that blossoms in the glass with apple and citrus flavors, elegant restraint, and old-world style.


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon regions in the world.

  • Handcrafted consistency each vintage.
  • Classic cabernet profile with rich, natural, varietal fruit character.
  • Soft style with a smooth entry and fine balance.
  • Your customers will enjoy it today as well as in the future.
  • A stylish, balanced, complete wine - the Montelena signature.
  • Montelena quality at a great price, in the sweet spot on wine lists.
  • Your daily Montelena. In these times the more predominant wine list selection from Montelena.


Montelena Estate Zinfandel
  • Complex and spicy, yet very elegant and balanced, the hallmark of Montelena Estate Zinfandel.
  • Estate grown and produced from blocks planted as early as 1972, possessing a peerless reputation for quality and consistency.
  • Montelena excellence, a Napa Valley standout, and a great value.