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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

TASTING NOTES: Stags' Leap's signature brambly character is immediately recognizable in this elegant wine. Aromas of black currant, boysenberry, and dark chocolate intermingle with cinnamon, cardamom and clove spice nuances. On the lush mid-palate, red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors are highlighted by a bright, well-integrated acidity. Berry fruit, chocolate and licorice are carried into a long, full-bodied finish. Brittan says: "This 2002 Stags' Leap Winery Estate Merlot reminds me of liquid velvet!" REVIEWS: Hidden Treasures After a beautiful and dense color you'll discover an explosion of floral aromas from the moment you start swirling the wine in the glass. Elegant spice, peppery nose, and wonderful ripe red fruit notes add to a silky balanced texture. Medium to full body expresses roundness and warmth. Delicious... Latino Leaders, February/March 2005 Recommended ... Herbal, cedary, black currant and black cherry fruit aroma with notes of dark chocolate and charred oak; full body, tight cedary, herbal, blackberry fruit flavors... lingering aftertaste... California Grapevine, February/March 2005

Stags' Leap Winery:
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of ... Read more
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children’s activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition). Read less

External Reviews for Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2002 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Fay Block 5C 750ml



TASTING NOTES: Stags' Leap's signature brambly character is immediately recognizable in this elegant wine. Aromas of black currant, boysenberry, and dark chocolate intermingle with cinnamon, cardamom and clove spice nuances. On the lush mid-palate, red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors are highlighted by a bright, well-integrated acidity. Berry fruit, chocolate and licorice are carried into a long, full-bodied finish. Brittan says: "This 2002 Stags' Leap Winery Estate Merlot reminds me of liquid velvet!" REVIEWS: Hidden Treasures After a beautiful and dense color you'll discover an explosion of floral aromas from the moment you start swirling the wine in the glass. Elegant spice, peppery nose, and wonderful ripe red fruit notes add to a silky balanced texture. Medium to full body expresses roundness and warmth. Delicious... Latino Leaders, February/March 2005 Recommended ... Herbal, cedary, black currant and black cherry fruit aroma with notes of dark chocolate and charred oak; full body, tight cedary, herbal, blackberry fruit flavors... lingering aftertaste... California Grapevine, February/March 2005

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