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Silverado Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap District 2006

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Merlot is NOT Cabernet. Thinner skinned and earlier ripening than the other great Claret varieties, it needs a cooler growing site to slow down sugar development, allowing flavor ripeness to catch up. Silverado's Mt. George vineyard gives this Merlot its oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body. Aromas of earth, dried herbs and cherry. On the palate, medium body, lush fruit flavors and balanced acidity with a long finish that has a tingle and a tang.

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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

Member Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap District

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Snooth User: tbird83ii
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 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
Vintage: 2004 10/23/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap District

11/12/2010

Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. There is a complete disconnect between the rich and seemingly fruity aromas redolent of ripe black cherries and roasted vanilla beans and the full-bodied but surprisingly pinched, narrow and slightly green, underripe flavors that follow. The vintage has not been nice to many red wines, but the tricks that it is playing here are indeed unkind.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/23/2010

Aromas of earth, dried herbs and cherry. On the palate, medium body, lush fruit flavors and balanced acidity with a long finish that has a tingle and a tang. Perfect for those awesome roasts during the holiday season.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

WS: 85 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2012

Sleek but slightly lean, with appealing notes of black currant, cedar and dried herbs. Drink now through 2014. 12,800 cases made. -TF ** Only 9 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2004 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.



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Merlot is NOT Cabernet. Thinner skinned and earlier ripening than the other great Claret varieties, it needs a cooler growing site to slow down sugar development, allowing flavor ripeness to catch up. Silverado's Mt. George vineyard gives this Merlot its oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body. Aromas of earth, dried herbs and cherry. On the palate, medium body, lush fruit flavors and balanced acidity with a long finish that has a tingle and a tang.

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