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Chase Creek Estate Merlot Napa Valley 2006
Wine Tasting Notes A vibrant nose of plum, cassis, nutmeg, black licorice and hints of rosemary greets the taster, with additional layers of raspberry, tealeaf, rose petals and vanilla. Concentrated flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis, baked cherry pie, cocoa, toast, and allspice intermingle with dusty tannins, hints of white pepper and tobacco. Perfectly balanced and firmly structured, this wine has significant aging potential and is ready to enjoy now with an herb-stuffed turkey accompanied by a velvety chestnut soup.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first-growths. We were founded by Warren Winiarski and his family in 1970 and are best known for our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons — CASK 23, S.L.V., and FAY. Over the years, our wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
chocolate, smoke, peppers, and spicy aromas. concentrated red fruit flavors at first - red currants, plums and raspberries and then comes black cherries, boysenberries finished with spice, cocoa, and cinnamon. overall smooth and velvety with a pepper bramble structure. goes great with a steak dinner
Solid 'entry' Cabernet from Stags Leap. Like the merlot there was caramel and spice on the nose ... some leather as well. Lots of black cherry in the taste with good structure. I like this wine.
This a typical stags leap district cab. Very nice cherry and vanilla notes. Bigger, bolder, new world style. This is an impressive bottle.
Chocolate, black cherry and dark plummy notes on the nose. Woodsy and dry cedar flavors at first, but the wine opened up after 30 minutes yielding much more fruit. Licorice and spice, giving way to blueberry and anise. Spicy acidic finish with firm tannins. Lots of aging to be had.
- Tasted 2/27/10
I had this with bbq ribs (at Redstone) and the pairing was one that you marvel at long after the meal. The smokiness of the ribs and the merlot made a wonderful marriage.
External Reviews for Chase Creek Estate Merlot Napa Valley
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis exhibits notes of black currants, plum, licorice, roasted herbs, and some new oak. It was one of the more aromatic wines of the group, but when it hits the palate, some rather harsh tannins, obvious herbaceousness, and jagged acidity kick in. I would drink this wine sooner rather than later, as it is likely to dry out, although the acids will keep it alive for some time to come.
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2006 and all other wine from Stags' Leap Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
Plush, spicy, plummy and generous, with opulent currant, plum and chocolate aromas and flavors, finely integrated tannins and a sense of elegance that persists through the tasty finish. Best to drink after 1995.
This is a seriously good Merlot. They got the fruit gorgeously ripe so that it bursts with sunny cassis and cherry flavor, and then they drenched it with high-end toasted oak. Near-perfect tannins, and just-right acidity provide the finishing touches. Elegant.
A pretty nose of ripe raspberry and blackberries integrated with bittersweet chocolate and sweet-clove spice aromas and flavors.
Food Pairings for Chase Creek Estate Merlot Napa Valley
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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