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February Sommelier Series: Chateau Montelena

February 17-23

Our second Somm Series of 2020 will showcase two incredible selections from Chateau Montelena. Visit any of the three Joe’s locations February 17-23 for a taste of these legendary California wines.


For those who’ve seen the 2008 blockbuster, Bottle Shock, you’re already familiar with the renowned Judgement of Paris tasting which crowned the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay “best white wine in the world,” an event which single-handedly changed the wine landscape in the US and abroad. The 2016 Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California ($19 per 6oz / $76 per bottle) is an enticing wine with notes of jasmine and apple blossom on the nose, followed by fresh green apple and a hint of baking spices on the palate. This is such a perfect complement for our Black Bass with red beet puree.


If the Chardonnay put Chateau Montelena on the map, the 2016 Chateau Montelena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California ($23 per 6oz / $92 per bottle) has elevated their reputation as an industry leader. The wine offers dynamic notes of ripe plum and blackberry on the nose, with an intriguing texture and depth on the palate. It’s an exceptional match for any of our signature steaks, especially the 24oz Bone-In Rib Eye.