Stag's Leap Karia Chardonnay 2018 -750ml

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91pts Wine Enthusiast
This is an opulent, structured and mineral-driven white wine, richly layered and robustly built with weight and ample body. Brioche, honeycomb and baked apple meet a complement of fresh acidity and a lasting note of stone.
91pts Wine & Spirits
Clean and brisk, this takes creamy Napa Valley ripeness and adds a smoky, raw-almond depth of flavor. Pour it with mackerel pâté.
90pts Decanter
Ripe yellow fruits and toasty, nutty, oak-driven aromas from fermentation and eight months’ ageing mainly in 30% new barriques with a small portion in stainless steel. The palate is thick and forward thanks to 89% malolactic fermentation, with subtle acidity propping up the finish. From grapes sourced from across Napa Valley, including Atlas Peak, Oak Knoll, Carneros and Coombsville. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026

Winemaker Notes

This is a graceful Chardonnay with generous aromas of Asian pear, honeydew melon and lime along with a touch of hazelnut and vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, the wine has a silky texture and mid palate leading to a soft finish with a touch of creamy oak.

Try pairing this Chardonnay with grilled chicken with lemon aioli, grilled salmon with a cucumber, tomato and fresh dill salsa or roast chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta cheese.