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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2010

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1794329
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 2010 750ml

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot

A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, the Napa County Merlot is a surprise, giving everything the varietal should, plus much more. This full bodied wine starts with enticing aromas of deep, lush fruit – blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cassis – with hints of earth and caramel. Juicy flavors of black fruit show generously on the palate and the complimenting blend of intense flavors and silky tannins show just how complex Merlot can be.

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 2010
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, the Napa County Merlot is a surprise, giving everything the varietal should, plus much more. This full bodied wine starts with enticing aromas of deep, lush fruit – blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cassis – with hints of earth and caramel. Juicy flavors of black fruit show generously on the palate and the complimenting blend of intense flavors and silky tannins show just how complex Merlot can be.
 

Notes on the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot 750ML 2010

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.