Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot
59 Ratings
Detail
59 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1999 Vintage) Allspice accents highlight smoky boysenberry and dried cherry aromas. A supple tannic backbone preserves bright fruit flavors enhanced by a kiss of oak. Try with spicy grilled ribs or paella.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/94
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Showing the toasty, herbal, fruity, rich complexity that is part of the better offerings from this fabled producer, the wine is supple and a even a bit plush at the front of the palate and firms up a touch at the finish. Its milk chocolaty richness and cherryish fruit stand it in good stead and promise to see the wine past its edge of curt tightness at present.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/93
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1981 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/16/84