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66 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Lush black cherry and plum aromas blossom in the nose. A tannic backbone carries the tender entry of this wine across the palate like velvet, with traces of cedar anchoring a long finish of dried cranberry and cassis. Pair with grilled quail served in a veal stock reduction flavored with dried cranberries or a selection of mild cheeses.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1992 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/95
  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/88
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00