2009 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot
58 Ratings
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58 Ratings
2009 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

Winemaker's Notes

The Stags' Leap Napa Valley Merlot has significant structure that is complemented by soft, supple tannins. The 2008 blend highlights how complex Merlot can be, starting with aromas of clove and cocoa followed by intense flavor notes of black cherry, plum and coffee.

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The Stags' Leap Napa Valley Merlot has significant structure that is complemented by soft, supple tannins. The 2008 blend highlights how complex Merlot can be, starting with aromas of clove and cocoa followed by intense flavor notes of black cherry, plum and coffee.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) 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.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/98