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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2008
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 108527)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of mineral, apple, pear and spice lead to complex, layered flavors of spiced golden apple, Meyer lemon and candied ginger, with just a hint of hazelnut and caramel. "Medium" on the richness scale, KARIA charms with its balance of ripe fruit, understated barrel spice, mouth-filling texture and refreshing acidity. The wine will pair perfectly with a wide range of dishes; start with crab and corn chowder, garlic-studded roast chicken or salmon pot pie.
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About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famout 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris." Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V. and Fay - are among the most highly regarded and collected Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The wines are fashioned to express richness balanced by elegant restraint, an approach often described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove."