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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2008
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2008
(search item no. 110686)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

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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About Stags' Leap Winery:

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 known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children's activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition).

An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.