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2019 Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2019 Chardonnay

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 62,948

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 24, 2021

Wine Review: This deep gold colored Chardonnay from Stags’ Leap opens with an inviting lemon and oak bouquet with a hint of pineapple and grapefruit. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with a pop of a bright acidity. We also found it to be juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral and lemon verbena blend with notes of honeydew melon and pineapple. We also detected some hints of almond, oak and white peach. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Chard is food friendly would pair very nicely with trout almandine or with a lobster salad cocktail. Enjoy – Ken & Rick

Winemaker Notes: This Chard opens with lively aromas of delicate Meyer lemon, orange blossom, fresh white peach and delicate honeysuckle and brioche toast (a nod to the well-integrated French Oak). Fresh, vibrant and mouthwatering, the palate is crisp with layers of ripe Golden Delicious apple, guava and warm Asian pear, backed up by a luscious texture that is rich and balanced. Well-integrated notes of vanilla, allspice and crème brûlée lead to a lengthy finish that is full and bright. Maintaining a core of fresh acidity, this Chardonnay is graceful and elegant, full of depth and complexity.

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