KARIA comes from a tapestry of vineyards in the southern part of Napa Valley that are cooled in the mornings and evenings by breezes sweeping north from San Pablo Bay, contribute citrus and mineral notes to the wine. The fruit is picked early in the morning to keep it cool and then whole cluster pressed to preserve the freshness. Oak and malolactic fermentation are used in moderation to accent, rather than overwhelm, the fruit.The name KARIA (KAR-ee-ah) is derived from the Greek word meaning graceful, and the 2019 KARIA Chardonnay lives up to its moniker. It shows how grapes from select cool-climate vineyards in southern Napa Valley can be vinified and blended into a seamless integration of fresh-fruit aromas and flavors, crisp acidity, and subtle oak spice. Light and graceful: that’s KARIA.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia is a graceful Chardonnay with aromas of citrus and subtle tropical fruit notes along with apricot, toasted almonds and orange blossom. Medium to full-bodied, our white wine has a silky texture and refreshing and flavorful finish with a touch of minerality. Try pairing Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay with grilled chicken with lemon aioli, grilled salmon with a cucumber, tomato and fresh dill salsa or roast chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta cheese.
Varietal Type: Chardonnay
Appellations: Napa Valley
Ratings: 91 Points, Wine Advocate, February 2021
Bottle Size: 750ml