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Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013


Recommendation: Not your typical buttery California Chardonnay and
it gets an excellent recommendation from TastedOnline.com.

Winery/Producer: Vinted and bottled by Stags’ Leap Winery; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $17.00 (with a 30% mixed six-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Chicken Marsala, pasta and a garden salad with oil-lemon juice dressing with heavy garlic

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled to 55o F. (We have a new wine refrigerator in California) before drinking. Clear, pale lemon yellow color. Lots of vanilla, oak, lemon and ripe pear aromas. Strong, slightly tart taste of apple and citrus that continues through a very long slightly bitter finish. Creamy mouth-feel, quite acidic (for Chardonnay), hints of mineral and simply a delicious Chardonnay. For a grocery store wine it was GREAT. Not your typical buttery California Chardonnay and it gets an excellent recommendation.

    She said: Medium Lemon yellow color, clear with thin slow moving legs. A mellow fruity aroma led to a citrus flavor over laid with honey. Smooth and acidic, the wine was almost creamy in the mouth and ended with a long finish that held on to the creaminess. This is not a buttery or oaky wine and a good buy at $17.

    Stags' Leap Winery vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Stags’ Leap vineyard.

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 0 89819 04301 9

Imported by: NA

Photo from AmericanWineryGuide.com.