Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Stags Leap District 2005
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.
Smoother than the Bordeaux tried immediately before, with a rich sugary fruity flavor. Cedar and coffee notes upfront, with a wide round finish with a hint of eucalyptus underneath.
disappointing for the price ($30+ per bottle) - fruit forward but more subtle than I expected - beautiful red fruit bouquet
External Reviews for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Stags Leap District
Plum, black currant and herbal notes are nicely underscored by firm tannins and toasty oak. A great accompaniment to roast pork and holiday turkey.
Wine Tasting NotesThis Merlot displays great dimension in the nose with aromas of blueberry, ripe plum and black cherry accented by hints of violet, anise, pepper and dark chocolate. On the palate, upfront flavors of black cherry, plum and dark berries mix with medium soft tannins, sweet vanilla and well-integrated oak. A rich, silky texture and long, lingering finish are the final rewards. Slow braised beef short ribs with glazed garden fresh carrots will make an excellent pairing.
Hawk Crest Merlot 2005 and all other wine from Hawk Crest are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
Vibrant red fruit aromas of cranberry, raspberry, and strawberry rise from the glass and mingle with spicy notes of cardamom, anise, and vanilla. Similar flavors weave across the palate along with bright red plum and nutmeg. Soft, subtle tannins
Wine Tasting NotesThis wines richness and depth of flavor is announced in a bouquet of cherries and blackberry pie interwoven with violets and allspice. In the mouth the layers of flavor unfold both vertically and horizontally, with overtones of toffee and spice playing off the main notes of cherries and cassis as fine tannins carry the flavor array through the velvety finish.
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