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2020 Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2020 Chardonnay

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 42,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 13, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Stags’ Leap opens with poached pear and oak bouquet with hints of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with bright acidity. The mouthfeel bright, lively, and very refreshing for a Chardonnay. The flavor profile is similar to the nose featuring poached pear and lime with notes of oak and vanilla. The finish is dry and refreshing. This is a very nice summer Chard. I would pair it with sunshine and broiled scallops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The boisterous bouquet invites you in with lively aromas of delicate Meyer lemon, orange blossom, fresh white peach and delicate honeysuckle, supported by more subtle notes of Tarte Tatin 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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