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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2008

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1691151
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2008 750ml

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

The Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Merlot has significant structure that is complemented by soft, supple tannins. This 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.

Over 55% of this blend is composed of estate fruit. We get much of this fruit from our ARCADIA VINEYARD, which contributes structure as well as a core of red berry and plum characters with elements of spice. Then we layer in fruit from B.R.V., our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District, providing rounder, brighter fruit notes and a tobacco leaf character. To augment the supple character of the Merlot, we added a small but important percent of Cabernet Sauvignon to build weight and intensity. Fifteen months in French oak barrels brings all the elements together for an approachable, yet refined wine.

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2008
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
The Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Merlot has significant structure that is complemented by soft, supple tannins. This 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.
 

Notes on the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 750ML 2008

Technical Notes Over 55% of this blend is composed of estate fruit. We get much of this fruit from our ARCADIA VINEYARD, which contributes structure as well as a core of red berry and plum characters with elements of spice. Then we layer in fruit from B.R.V., our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District, providing rounder, brighter fruit notes and a tobacco leaf character. To augment the supple character of the Merlot, we added a small but important percent of Cabernet Sauvignon to build weight and intensity. Fifteen months in French oak barrels brings all the elements together for an approachable, yet refined wine.