Merlot Stags' Leap Napa Valley Californie Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Etats-Unis Californie Vin de Table Stags' Leap Winery 2003
Tasting Notes: Stags' Leap Winery emphasizes structure in their red wines, a commitment reflected in the mouth-filling mid-palate expression of this classic Napa Valley Merlot. A cool, wet spring made 2003 a late year, pushing the pick-dates back into late October and November. The long hang-time and lower yields combined to form Merlot of uncommon power and complexity. The wine spent 21 months in French oak, then was blended in with small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to lend the wine added complexity and length. The result is a full-bodied Merlot expressing black cherry, cocoa bean and rum-soaked raisin aromas. There are notes of black plum, nutmeg and vanilla cream on the mid-palate. The tannins are smooth and earthy and the wine is complete and balanced with a long finish that warms you on a chilly night!
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
External Reviews for Merlot Stags' Leap Napa Valley Californie Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Etats-Unis Californie Vin de Table Stags' Leap Winery
A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot S.L.V. Block 2C 750ml
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon The Leap 750ml
A perennial favorite on restaurant wine lists, Artemis is generous in flavor and velvety in texture. Aromas of cassis and caramel rise and give way to earthy notes of black olive, black pepper, and truffles. Classic flavors of cassis and black cherry fill the mouth as notes of violets and vanilla linger on the finish.
Food Pairings for Merlot Stags' Leap Napa Valley Californie Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Etats-Unis Californie Vin de Table Stags' Leap Winery
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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