Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
The North Georgia Wine Advisor
2018 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
When the Chardonnay Queen prepares her famous “Special Shrimp Scampi”, we usually have a pretty good bottle of Chardonnay to side with it. During dinner the other night, I asked her to tell me what she thought of the wine. Her comment was, “this is a good ‘Ladies Luncheon Chardonnay’ “.
The nose on the Napa Cellars Chardonnay is very fragrant with an appealing floral quality which reminds one of a warm summer night and the scent of gardenias in the air, backed by the sweet smell of Meyer lemon. The flavor is a mix of apple, pear, and lemon combined in a crusty cobbler. It finishes strong with a crisp acidity that lingers until the next sip. The alcohol content is 14.1%, and Norm’s score is 90.
A bottle of Chardonnay is always great with the “Special Shrimp Scampi”. However, the Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay is also a candidate for most seafood dishes, including a fresh salad of shellfish on a bed of romaine.
Price: $16 – $21