2017 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, USA
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The 2017 Chardonnay (aged eight months in 25% new oak) opens with fresh apples, Bosc pears and white grapefruit notes with wafts of honeysuckle and toasted almonds. Medium-bodied, the palate is vibrant, clean and wonderfully pure with loads of spiced apple nuances on the finish.
90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of fruit from Carneros and Oak Knoll, this chardonnay is impressive for its freshness and springtime scents of apple blossoms. Christophe Paubert uses oak here as a structural element, but it doesn’t get in the way of the meadow-flower scents or the tart-apple flavors of the fruit. Delicious on its own, or with ripe bloomy-rind cheeses this spring.
92 Points Wine & Spirits