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Stag's Leap08 Karia Chardonnay Chardonnay 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Our Chardonnay greets you with aromas of vanilla highlighted by subtle notes of peach and melon. Flavors of fig, bright citrus, and clove harmonize in a lively counterpoint. An inviting viscosity, layers of texture and an ideal level of acidity round out the sensory experience.

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Stags' Leap Winery:
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of ... Read more
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children’s activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition). Read less

External Reviews for Stag's Leap08 Karia Chardonnay Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A well-balanced wine that shows off pretty pear, citrus, melon, apple and vanilla notes, all tempered by a fine, mineral edge. Delicate, elegant and lovely.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A mix of creamy textured, pear, fig, leaf and cedary oak flavors that turn smoky. A little time in the bottle should round out some edges. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Combines subtlety and finesse, with smooth ripe pear, melon, ginger, spice and hazelnut flavors that are rich and full-bodied without being heavy. Ends with a long, graceful finish. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 1994 Chardonnay has had 30% malolactic fermentation. It is a fresh, Chablis-like Chardonnay with plenty of crisp fruit, no evidence of oak, and an excellent, medium-bodied, nicely concentrated style. It should drink well for 3-4 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A flinty style, with lemon, mint and sage notes wrapped around a tight band of spicy pear. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and refreshing, with creamy notes. It has a well-balanced midpalate and finishes with excellent length, spiciness, balanced oak and a hint of vanilla.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lush and complex. Fruity flavors range from fresh green apples to spicy ripe pears. The oak is fine and smoky, while barrel fermentation and lees aging help craft a creamy texture. The finish is long and rich.


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Wine Tasting Notes Our Chardonnay greets you with aromas of vanilla highlighted by subtle notes of peach and melon. Flavors of fig, bright citrus, and clove harmonize in a lively counterpoint. An inviting viscosity, layers of texture and an ideal level of acidity round out the sensory experience.

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