|About the product|
|Product||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay|
|Brand||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
|Grape variety||Chardonnay 100%|
|Awards||Vintage 2012,90/100, Wine Enthusiast.|
|Tasting notes||This graceful Chardonnay opens with aromas of peach, yellow apple,spice and a pleasing sweet cream vanilla note. The wine has a soft entry with citrus and light honey notes that lead to a lingering sweet lemon finish. There is a nice balance to the acidity and minerality that enhances the freshness and elegance of this wine.|
|Food matching||Try pairing this medium-bodied Chardonnay with grilled whole fish with lemons and capers, seared scallops drizzled with lemon-infused olive oil, or roast chicken.|
|Use occasion||Business dinner; Family dinner.|
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first growths. Founded in 1970, today Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is best known for its estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon – Cask 23, S.L.V and Fay – which are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which these wines are grown.
In the first few years, the small family run winery was little known outside the Napa Valley. That changed in 1976 when Steven Spurrier, now consultant editor with Decanter magazine and a renowned wines taster, staged a blind tasting among French wine experts.
To everyone's astonishment, the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors, triumphing over first-growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Haut Brion and other renowned wines of Bordeaux.
The stunning victory launched Stag's Leap Wine Cellars into the ranks of the world's most noteworthy and collected Cabernet producers – a standing which the winery still very much enjoys to this day – as well as placed the Napa Valley firmly on the world's wine map.