Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2013 Arcadia Vineyard Chardonnay
$50 per bottle
This is a very very good Chardonnay. It spent some time in the #1 spot at the top of my list of favorite chardonnays over the past year. We've drank many a bottle and loved every sip. A fruit forward crispness that is balanced with aging 8 months sur lies 20% New French oak.
This creates a very light oakiness that is not overwhelming in the slightest. The hint of spice is more than my palate's ideal, but the crispness and creaminess balances extraordinarily well. All in all we both highly recommend this chardonnay.