Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2004

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 91006
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 92% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc

Winemaker Kevin Morrisey's continued commitment to making the well structured wines for which Stags' Leap Winery is known is on display with this 2004 Napa Valley Merlot. The cornerstone of this process is the careful vineyard selection, meticulous farming, and partnering with some of Napa Valley's premiere grape growers.

Aromatics of ripe red cherry and sweet strawberry jam lead to flavors of rich red fruit, toasted almonds, dried thyme, and rosemary with a hint of black truffles. The firm tannic structure holds the melody of flavors together as a full-bodied mid palate carries through to a long finish complete with hints of licorice, black chocolate and orange peel.

Learn About Stags' Leap Winery Map ItMap It

A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags' Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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