Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2011 Wine Review

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2011
Napa Valley, California, United States
Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 54585
Wine Type: White Wine


 
Price: $39.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2013-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

A full-bodied white wine with great balance. Peach and butterscotch. Try it with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork, lobster. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine

This Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2011 was reviewed November 23, 2013 by

 

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Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Intense popcorn, butter, caramel butter scotch, vanilla on the nose. Creamy, round, long butter and vanilla finish. This is a terrific oaked chardonnay if you really like the effects of lots of toasted oak (tendency to hide the fruit). I enjoy both unoaked delicate Chards, and really enjoy the opposite too, which this is. Great on its own, and would pair well with a wide variety of creamy, hearty, dishes. Baked beans, butternut squash soup, roasted chicken...
Tasted November 21, 2013.
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Nov 21, 2013: Blind tasting NCSG Vintages pre-release. Pale gold, immediately upon pouring, pungeant mineral/flint popcorn and tobacco leaf give way with a few minutes of air to citrus, apple and melon enveloped in vanilla, butterscotch and oak spice. Fullish on the palate and nicely textured, with a medium finish, this may integrate a little better with a year in cellar.
A monumental Chardonnay from a monumental producer. Sets the scene with rich notions of pineapple, banana custard, melon and toast. It's rich, opulent and mouth-filling with a toasty, tropical finish. Enjoy over the next 4-5 years. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Oct. 2013

 
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