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Elevage Stags Leap District Merlot Blend

9.2194 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Tom Riley

2010. Sleek and silky. Full-bodied with great concentration. Bits of cherry and blackberry. Licorice and baking chocolate on finish. Subtle acid and well integrated, soft tannins. Just the thing as the temperatures drop and the breeze stiffens.

2010. Sleek and silky. Full-bodied with great concentration. Bits of cherry and blackberry. Licorice and baking chocolate on finish. Subtle acid and well integrated, soft tannins. Just the thing as the temperatures drop and the breeze stiffens.

Apr 30th, 2017
Ty Richchouyrod

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Apr 17th, 2016
Roger Cabrera

So incredibly tannic, but that's their style. A barrage of black fruit- currants, blackberries and a pretty decent level of acidity. Don't bother opening for at least another 5-8 years.

So incredibly tannic, but that's their style. A barrage of black fruit- currants, blackberries and a pretty decent level of acidity. Don't bother opening for at least another 5-8 years.

Oct 21st, 2015
Will Burkholder

Owner Fine Wine Dump

8.7

Blackberry, tobacco, anise. Big tannins...broader shoulders than I expected. Think I need a water crisp.

Blackberry, tobacco, anise. Big tannins...broader shoulders than I expected. Think I need a water crisp.

Dec 20th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Tried with Kobe beef burgers at Jersey Shore! Family vacation. Thanks Patrick!!

Tried with Kobe beef burgers at Jersey Shore! Family vacation. Thanks Patrick!!

Jul 20th, 2014
Tommaso Tadiello

Assistant Winemaker at Valdo Spumanti

7.4

Great wine, old and unfortunately going bad

Great wine, old and unfortunately going bad

Jul 6th, 2013
Gerardo Suro

Drinking very well right now and could certainly last another 10 years. Smooth and polished Bordeaux blend showing lovely red and black fruits along with anise, black olives and dusty earth.

Drinking very well right now and could certainly last another 10 years. Smooth and polished Bordeaux blend showing lovely red and black fruits along with anise, black olives and dusty earth.

Jun 13th, 2018
dan boedeker

Faded fruit, still with moderate tannins, moderate finish.

Faded fruit, still with moderate tannins, moderate finish.

Jan 5th, 2018
Melissa Kingman

Double Merry Christmas to us! This vintage is excellent. Iā€™m sure it could age longer but smooth and balanced and not over powering. Dark cherry and juicy with hint of anise. So good.

Double Merry Christmas to us! This vintage is excellent. Iā€™m sure it could age longer but smooth and balanced and not over powering. Dark cherry and juicy with hint of anise. So good.

Dec 26th, 2017
Cecil Ramirez

2009 vintage. Opaque ruby garnet color, full bodied. Black cherry, blackberry, currants, tea, forest floor, oak notes. Silky mouthfeel, balanced tannin.

2009 vintage. Opaque ruby garnet color, full bodied. Black cherry, blackberry, currants, tea, forest floor, oak notes. Silky mouthfeel, balanced tannin.

Nov 24th, 2017