Original
66 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

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.

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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.