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Elevage Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend

9.18 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Established in 1980 and located on Silverado Trail in the Stags Leap District. A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet, 6% Cab Franc & 4% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of berry fruits, floral spice and earthy tones. Big ripe berry flavors with great mouthfeel on fine grippy tannins, great balance, some vanilla oak on finish lingering ending with earthy character. Outstanding,

Established in 1980 and located on Silverado Trail in the Stags Leap District. A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet, 6% Cab Franc & 4% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of berry fruits, floral spice and earthy tones. Big ripe berry flavors with great mouthfeel on fine grippy tannins, great balance, some vanilla oak on finish lingering ending with earthy character. Outstanding,

Nov 8th, 2019
"Odedi"

Time for some #MerlotThursday. Are two better than one?

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.


Fruity, yet subdued, nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a a delicious Merlot based Bordeaux Blend from Stags Leap District in Napa Valley.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature, but good right out of the bottle too. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.


Needs a few hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Tastes more like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, rather than a Merlot, which is fine with me 😃

Loved the spicy and tangy finish. Delicious and yummy.

Robert Parker 91 points.

Thank you Shelby and Bob for sharing.

A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.

Time for some #MerlotThursday. Are two better than one?

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.


Fruity, yet subdued, nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a a delicious Merlot based Bordeaux Blend from Stags Leap District in Napa Valley.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature, but good right out of the bottle too. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.


Needs a few hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Tastes more like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, rather than a Merlot, which is fine with me 😃

Loved the spicy and tangy finish. Delicious and yummy.

Robert Parker 91 points.

Thank you Shelby and Bob for sharing.

A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.

Aug 1st, 2019
Andrew Belzer

coco powder, tobacco, blackberry, candied raspberry allspice. round rich with elegant tannins

coco powder, tobacco, blackberry, candied raspberry allspice. round rich with elegant tannins

May 23rd, 2019
Aimee Forsythe

Smells delicious, mostly Merlot, smoother for aefa, aefa - 8.5, maa - 8.2-8.3

Smells delicious, mostly Merlot, smoother for aefa, aefa - 8.5, maa - 8.2-8.3

Nov 10th, 2018
Mark Rhoads

Mark had this 4 months ago

Mark had this 4 months ago

Aug 10th, 2019
Alex Soto

Alex had this 9 months ago

Alex had this 9 months ago

Mar 16th, 2019
Marlene Nieves

Marlene had this 9 months ago

Marlene had this 9 months ago

Mar 14th, 2019
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Jeff had this a year ago

Jeff had this a year ago

Nov 10th, 2018
John Vallance

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John had this 2 years ago

May 20th, 2018
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Michael had this 2 years ago

Feb 24th, 2018