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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Merlot was first planted at Stags Leap in 1971 and produced its first vintage in 1977. Sensitive to both climate and soil, Merlot is not an easy grape to grow nor a wine easily made. But the grape seems to have found a good home in the Napa Valley. At Stags Leap it is our diverse collection of soils that begins to define the differences between two blocks of Merlot plantings, both situated on the western side of the vineyard just 400 feet apart. Block 17 is in a region where layers of rock mingle...

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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014