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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) A delicious wine rich in aromas and flavors of plumy fruit and savory notes of baked cinnamon and vanilla spice. The copious fruit flavors are supported by soft, supple tannins that yield slowly to a long finish. Enjoy this medium-bodied Merlot with lentil soup, eggplant Parmesan, or a Thai beef salad.

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    Full bodied and exceptional depth, best after a 45 minute decant. Aging well. 91pts. CD

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00