Stags' Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020
This lively and aromatic Chardonnay is bright and crisp with notes of fresh green apple, Meyer lemon, white peach, and melon, accompanied by delicate notes of Tarte Tatin and brioche toast (a nod to the well- integrated French Oak). Lithe and mouthwatering, the palate is linear and lean with layers of apple, vanilla bean, and spiced Asian pear, supported by a viscous mouthfeel that is rich and balanced—a tribute to the delicate batonnage (lees stirring) that occurs during the winemaking process. The finish is lengthy and structured with mineral undertones, maintained by a core of fresh acidity, presenting a Chardonnay that is full of finesse and complexity.
|Wine Spectator: 90
|Lime zest, pomelo and white grapefruit flavors are fresh and crisp on a smooth, juicy frame, with a touch of candied ginger and spice on the finish.
|James Suckling: 92
|Cooked-apple and honey character with some candied pear and stone. It’s full-bodied with a rather oily texture, yet it remains fresh and clean at the finish. Drink now.