Stags' Leap Winery Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$34.95 (655381)

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February 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (8)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

2012 was widely considered an exceptional vintage in the region, and this example should develop beautifully over the...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rather delicate chardonnay but featuring a good level of complexity. Caramel, floral and yoghurt present themselves...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Nicely integrated oak and very well made with nut, lemon and nectarine on the nose. The palate is full-bodied but...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Has hallmarks of essential fruit from a top notch vintage, the most complexity and schooling. The reduction is pure...

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

Aromatic, with buttery, nutty notes alongside light herbs. Full in the mid-palate, clean, and well made,...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Ripe pear, mild vanillin, baby powder perfume and big wood spice. Full and round palate, with handsome nuttiness,...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Breeding in the wood only partially and even, with just 25% new oak. Ripe and fruity tropical maize without excess,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a surprisingly evident oaky sappy and coconut barrel driven aromas - almost green unseasoned wood. This can...

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Community Reviews (1)

Justin Chenier
Justin Chenier

Very smooth Chardonnay. I'm partial to unoaked Chardonnays, and the once I looked at John Szabo's review I understood why this Chardonnay stood out so much for me. Aging in 25% stainless steel was obvious over other Chardonnays, making the green apple notes jump out. One of the smoothest and nicest Napa Chardonnays I've tried. Tasted February 2015.

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