Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2014
|Brand||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
Wine EnthusiastA greeting of caramel and honey reveals a touch of barrel reduction in this medium-bodied, generously layered wine. It imparts a ripeness of melon and apple, finishing in a sprinkling of nutmeg.
Wine AdvocateA beautiful Chardonnay from Stag's Leap, the 2014 Chardonnay Karia spent seven months on its lees in 30% new French oak. It exhibits wonderful, tropical pineapple, white peach and honeysuckle notes, great acidity, and beautifully, pure fruit with very little evidence of oak. It is medium to full-bodied, fresh and very seductive. Drink it over the next several years.
Wine SpectatorClean and complex, with a mix of spicy floral scents and notes of apple and mandarin orange. Ends with a pithy citrus skin hint on the finish.