Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Karia Chardonnay 2017

Regular price £35.95
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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    USA

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Marcus Notaro

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Stags Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The palate is alive with citrus and light honey notes that lead to a lingering, fresh, minerally finish.

Production Notes

Karia comes from a tapestry of vineyards in the southern part of Napa Valley. For the 2013 offering, vineyards in the Atlas Peak District, Carneros, Coombsville (Arcadia vineyard) and Oak Knoll (Danika Ranch) contributed fruit in equal parts. The vineyards in Carneros, which are cooled in the mornings and evenings by breezes sweeping north from San Pablo Bay, contribute citrus and mineral notes to the wine. Arcadia vineyard brings perfume and delicate fruit characters while our estate vineyard at Danika Ranch provides bright, juicy apple and pear personality to the blend. The fruit was picked early in the morning to keep it cool and then was whole cluster pressed to preserve the freshness. Oak and malolactic fermentation were used in moderation to accent, rather than overwhelm, the fruit. 86% of the wine is barrell fermented, while 14% is fermented in stainless steel. 21% of the wine goes in New French oak with seven and half months sur lie. 65% of the wine goes through MLF.

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Producer Profile

Considered one of Napa Valley's first-growths, Stags Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignons from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the Judgment of Paris. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons CASK 23, S.L.V. and FAY are among the most highly regarded and sought after Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The wines are fashioned to express richness balanced by elegant restraint, an approach we refer to as an iron fist in a velvet glove.The winery is also recognized for its Napa Valley collection of wines including ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon and KARIA Chardonnay. These wines provide a strong link to the origin, style, and character of the limited-production estate wines, but they are produced in quantities that make them more accessible.