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2011 Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2011 Chardonnay

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 26,700

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 13, 2013

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chardonnay from Napa Valley opens with mild green apple, wet stone and a touch of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, acidic and bright. The flavor profile is a Anjou pear and green apple blend with a hint of lemon and mild touch of butterscotch and oak. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors linger for a bit. I would pair this nice Chard with food. Shrimp scampi came to mind first. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is a beautifully aromatic wine, with stone fruit flavors of fresh peaches and nectarines mingling with pineapple, a hint of mandarin orange and other citrus fruits. A classic example of cool climate Chardonnay, this is bright and crisp, but also features lightly toasted undertones that give it length and richness on the palate. With a round, floral finish, this is a refreshing wine that is deftly balanced, ready to enjoy now but with the acidic structure to be cellared for several years.

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