The story of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is now legendary. Founded in 1970, the winery was thrust into the spotlight when a bottle of the 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag’s Leap Vineyard won the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting, besting some of France’s greatest wines. The historic tasting, which has become known as the Judgment of Paris, fundamentally transformed how California wines were viewed worldwide.
The 2017 Chardonnay Karia features grapefruit, lime cordial and orange blossoms with marzipan and beeswax hints on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely vivacity and a refreshing line, finishing zesty. Robert Parker.