Lewis Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.2106 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Matthew Horbund

Because... Friday. Lewis Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley. Big buttered pears mixed with caramel, vanilla, and spiced rum. It needs 10-15 minutes to open and unwind. The flavors are more integrated and less in your face than right after it was uncorked. The oak is strong, but it fits just fine. This may be a white to decant. Right out of the bottle it feels a bit oily and overwhelming floral that dissipates as it opens.

Because... Friday. Lewis Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley. Big buttered pears mixed with caramel, vanilla, and spiced rum. It needs 10-15 minutes to open and unwind. The flavors are more integrated and less in your face than right after it was uncorked. The oak is strong, but it fits just fine. This may be a white to decant. Right out of the bottle it feels a bit oily and overwhelming floral that dissipates as it opens.

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2014
Marshall Parrish

What a great way to celebrate a new job

What a great way to celebrate a new job

Jun 16th, 2016
Ben Brenner

Old..

Old..

May 30th, 2016
Peter Langenstein

A magnificent wine - 2010 vintage

A magnificent wine - 2010 vintage

Feb 21st, 2016
Chris Harvey

Not overly toasty and well balanced.

Not overly toasty and well balanced.

Jul 16th, 2015
Marshall Parrish

Weekend wine. Not as good as the last bottle we opened. Cream, honey suckle and ripe fruit.

Weekend wine. Not as good as the last bottle we opened. Cream, honey suckle and ripe fruit.

Feb 22nd, 2014
Brett Pinkin

Tropical bonanza molted into lemony butterscotch lip-smackin' delectableness.

Tropical bonanza molted into lemony butterscotch lip-smackin' delectableness.

Nov 1st, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Lush tropical fruit Asian pear nutmeg and ginger spice cinnamon with creme brûlée candy very fruit driven wine but still balanced rich full throttle. A bit hot and spicy on the finish. Finish 45+ most excellent

Lush tropical fruit Asian pear nutmeg and ginger spice cinnamon with creme brûlée candy very fruit driven wine but still balanced rich full throttle. A bit hot and spicy on the finish. Finish 45+ most excellent

Feb 6th, 2013
Erik Rini

Rich and buttery, excellent

Rich and buttery, excellent

Feb 2nd, 2018
E & K G

Too much oak for me but I can see why people like it. It’s big and fun but I like a bit more finesse and acidity on the finish. #wheninamerica #drinknapa

Too much oak for me but I can see why people like it. It’s big and fun but I like a bit more finesse and acidity on the finish. #wheninamerica #drinknapa

Dec 20th, 2017