Original
103 Ratings
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) Throughout the Napa Valley, the long, mild growing season of 2002 produced ripe flavors making this vintage rich and vibrant. MERLOT fruit was harvested during the last three weeks of September, predominantly from the valley floor between Rutherford and Yountville along with MERLOT grapes from the estate vineyards here at Stags' Leap. Hand-harvested grapes were gently destemmed and partially crushed. In keeping with tradition, the juice was fermented in a combination of open and closed-top ferm...

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