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2021 Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2021 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2021

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: 26,091

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 5, 2023

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay from Stags' Leap opens with a green apple and mild banana bouquet with hints of oak and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, creamy, and polished. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak influenced Anjou pear with notes of almond, lemon, and green apple. We also detected hints of stony minerality and green tea. The finish is dry, and its flavors subtly drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would suggest pairing this Chardonnay with a crab cakes, chicken piccata, or with halibut seafood Oscar. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This is 2021 Napa Valley Chardonnay is bright and lively with fresh notes of lemon verbena, orange blossom, Golden Delicious apple, and Asian pear, with Tarte Tatin and brioche toast. Mouthwatering and crisp, the palate is focused with a lean backbone of acidity balanced by layers of honeysuckle, hazelnut, and white peach, all supported by a round, creamy mouthfeel. The long, persistent finish offers a slight flintiness that is inviting and intriguing, encouraging sip after sip. Elegant and graceful, it’s an exemplary Chardonnay sure to please many a discriminating palate.

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