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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2010
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2010
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This inviting Chardonnay begins with aromas of ripe, fresh pear and cinnamon-spiced Golden Delicious apples with a hint of caramel. These notes are accented by a vanilla biscuit-like top note and a very faint pineapple tone in the finish. There is also a refreshing aroma of sea air mixed with a gentle wafting of a sweet, tropical flower and a sense of minerality. Flavors reminiscent of vanilla cream and lemon curd can be found on the palate.

This is a medium bodied wine that will pair beautifully with seared scallops with lemon zest or a refreshing pasta salad.

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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."