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35 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

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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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (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