Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Arcadia Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Price: $44.99
Item No. 56621
  • W&S93
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Winemaker's Notes

This fourth bottling of ARCADIA VINEYARD continues to win praise for defining the new style of California Chardonnay. We avoid heavy-handed winemaking techniques, instead using malolactic fermentation with restraint and aging in third- and fourth-use French oak barrels, so that the natural varietal characteristics and the vineyard terroir are fully expressed in the glass. The wine offers aromas of jasmine tea and kefir lime with hints of lychee nut. In the mouth, flavors of vanilla biscuit, Meyer lemon, and kumquat dance across the palate with a very light, clean texture with a hint of creaminess, ending in a crisp, bright finish. Pair with shrimp ravioli in saffron cream sauce or baked goat cheese served with baby greens.

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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...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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