Karia Chardonnay 2016
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91 points, “This is the producer's cooler-climate offering of the variety – a steely, classically structured wine that has crisp well-defined apple, melon and pear.” – Wine Enthusiast
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars put Napa Valley on the map, making anything they produce highly sought-after. Karia (Kar-ee-ah), comes from the Greek word for graceful, and graceful it is with its notes of green apple, lemon, almond, peach, pineapple, pear and orange blossom. It comes from vineyards in the southern part of Napa Valley (Atlas Peak District, Oak Knoll AVA, Carneros and Coombsville), and oak is used in moderation. It loves a roast chicken Caesar salad, poached salmon with butter, lemon and new potatoes, or simple creamy pasta in the sunshine.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s 1973 vintage shot them to fame in 1976 when it outperformed famous French First Growths such as Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion at a blind tasting by French wine experts organised by Stephen Spurrier – known as “The Judgement of Paris”. Founder Warren Winiarski sold the winery the Antinori Family – Tuscan winemaking royalty – in 2007 for a reported $185 million. The wines are often referred to as “an iron fist in a velvet glove”, referring to the power and richness, balanced by the soft, smoothness of the finish.£6 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2821817
Style No.: 706272
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