1988 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot
58 Ratings
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58 Ratings
1988 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 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.

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Expert Reviews
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  • 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 Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/98