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106 Ratings
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The 2011 Napa Valley Merlot is at once complex and approachable, opening with generous aromas of dark plum and bright red fruit, with enticing hints of clove and cinnamon throughout. Juicy red fruit flavors are effortlessly integrated with notes of caramel and savory spice that contribute depth to the polished palate. Smooth, velvety tannins and a refined texture give this Merlot a distinct level of sophistication while still being very approachable in its early years.

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