Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Karia' Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, USA
AWARD: International Wine Challenge, 2017 - Bronze.
PRESS: James Suckling - 90 points. "Aromas of white peach, lemon rind and green apple follow through to a medium body, tangy fruit and a green tea undertone. Lighter style. Enjoyable. Drink now."
Producer: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Food Suggestion: Grilled chicken with lemon aioli, grilled salmon with a cucumber, tomato and fresh dill salsa or roast chicken breast stuffed with spinach, feta cheese and roasted tomato
Wine Style: White - Buttery and Complex
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
This graceful Chardonnay has a broad, expressive nose with lemon, stone fruit and vanilla aromas. Medium bodied, this wine has a lovely texture and flavors of red apple, light citrus and Asian pear that lead to a long finish with a hint of creamy oak. There is a nice balance to the acidity and minerality that enhances the freshness and elegance of this wine.