Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1243 ratings
9.025 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Pleasant surprise. This was well balanced, complex and drinking at peak.

Pleasant surprise. This was well balanced, complex and drinking at peak.

Mar 8th, 2019
Ron Ruppert

Outstanding

Outstanding

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
John W
9.0

On the nose cherry, plum and blackberry. On the palate currants, dark berries and a chocolate finish. Powerful tannins. $41 at whole foods.

On the nose cherry, plum and blackberry. On the palate currants, dark berries and a chocolate finish. Powerful tannins. $41 at whole foods.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

Interesting young cab, brooding and serious. Bell pepper, chocolate, chicory, and coffee grounds. Too young.

Interesting young cab, brooding and serious. Bell pepper, chocolate, chicory, and coffee grounds. Too young.

May 5th, 2017
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Pleasant surprise. Lean, herbal and nicely balanced.

Pleasant surprise. Lean, herbal and nicely balanced.

Dec 13th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.5

Way past prime. Not very enjoyable. Storage issue?

Way past prime. Not very enjoyable. Storage issue?

May 3rd, 2015
Nick Benz

Violet, lavender and black currant. Lovely balance

Violet, lavender and black currant. Lovely balance

Feb 8th, 2015
Wineshout 💀

Insanely good Napa merlot.

Insanely good Napa merlot.

Jun 27th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.4

A wine that makes me believe in Cali wine, and in particular Cali Merlot. Very special, and has more life to live.

A wine that makes me believe in Cali wine, and in particular Cali Merlot. Very special, and has more life to live.

Jun 19th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Smooth. Velvety. Black cherry.

Smooth. Velvety. Black cherry.

May 23rd, 2014