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Silverado Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap District 2004

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Winemaking Notes: Following wet February weather, warm March temperatures forced early budbreak and unusally dry spring conditions, plus a brief heat spike at the end of April, hastened flowering and kept vine vigor under control.Harvested September 8 and 14, 2004. Brix level at harvest was 26.1. Sixteen days of maceration; wine was aged 14 months in 1005 new French oak barrels. Analysis: Alcohol, 14.5 percent; titratable acidity, 5.75g per L; pH, 3.69; Tasting Notes: Complex blend of dried herbs and ripe berry aromatics, wtih the oak in a supporting role. Lush density in the midpallette. Good acidity with fruit finish.

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Silverado Vineyards:
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express... Read more
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique - one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style. The Mediterranean-style stone winery, established in 1981, stands on a knoll above the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Silverado is a legendary name from the early mining days. Today it symbolizes the Miller family’s long term commitment to the future of Napa Valley wine. Read less

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Snooth User: tbird83ii
21099223
4.00 5
11/28/2009

Much heavier on the Oak then expected, but not over powering. Very good wine, paired with prime rib.


Snooth User: rnbarrios
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4.00 5
10/23/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap District

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby red color with Cabernet-like intensity, concentrated aromas of ripe berries, mocha, hazelnut and truffles; medium full body, rich in texture, bright cherry, sweet oak and bay leaf flavors. Great length.



Winemaking Notes: Following wet February weather, warm March temperatures forced early budbreak and unusally dry spring conditions, plus a brief heat spike at the end of April, hastened flowering and kept vine vigor under control.Harvested September 8 and 14, 2004. Brix level at harvest was 26.1. Sixteen days of maceration; wine was aged 14 months in 1005 new French oak barrels. Analysis: Alcohol, 14.5 percent; titratable acidity, 5.75g per L; pH, 3.69; Tasting Notes: Complex blend of dried herbs and ripe berry aromatics, wtih the oak in a supporting role. Lush density in the midpallette. Good acidity with fruit finish.

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