Stags' Leap Chardonnay
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Stags' Leap Chardonnay - 2022

Item # 81044 750mL

This Chardonnay from the famed Napa Valley producer strikes a nice balance between oak and tropical flavors. Rich buttery vanilla with golden apple and banana notes continue for a long finish.

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  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer
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Staff Pick Notes

I recently tasted this wine and it brought back a real sense of nostalgia for me - of a time when I knew way less about the intricacies of wine, but drank a lot of them that tasted like this. It was both a really great feeling and an enjoyable glass to consume and ponder. Stag's Leap is firmly in the 'classic' California style of chardonnay that may be easy to stylistically eschew these days, but I feel pretty strongly that every wine has a proper place and pairing. This may not be what I want to drink all the time anymore, but who doesn't love a good throw back now and then? Yes, maybe this is your mother in law's chardonnay, but it might create a solid bonding experience to share a glass with her & that's something we could all use these days, isn't it?

- BLR

Glossary

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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