Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars


2007 KARIA

Chardonnay

The name KARIA (kar’-ee-ah) is derived from a Greek word meaning graceful, and it is this very character that we seek most in this wine. With stylistic inspiration coming specifically from our ARCADIA VINEYARD Chardonnay, the wine is refreshing, light and graceful on the palate, with bright acidity supporting ripe fruit flavors and a butterfly kiss of oak.

Tasting Notes

A cornucopia of aromas emerges from this wine, with apple, white peach and orange blossom joining subtle layers of roasted almond and vanilla cream. Similar flavors are enjoyed on the palate with additional citrus notes. A delicate honey tone is supported by bright acidity all the way through the toasty brioche finish. This versatile and food-friendly wine is easily enjoyed with butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, shrimp scampi, or a pecan-crusted roast loin of pork.

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Appellation:
Napa Valley
Blend:
100% Chardonnay
(42% estate grown)
Alcohol:
13.6%
pH:
3.31
Total Acidity:
0.67g/100ml
Barrel Aging:
8.5 months sur lies
23% new French Oak
Fermentation:
94% barrel
6% tank
Malolactic Fermentation:
35%
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