2000 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Chardonnay Beckstoffer Ranch
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 ()
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

A fairly steely and unyielding wine at this point, somewhat like a young Chablis. More mineral- than fruit-driven, but still has some nice pear and yeasty notes in the flavors. Perhaps it will soften and become more warm-hearted with age, but in its current state we find it more admirable than pleasurable. (Note: This wine was tasted as a dinner guest, so availability not known. Cost estimated based on '99 Beckstoffer, from Stag's Leap web site.) - HK 2002-12-24


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