Winexpert Private Reserve Merlot is bold, yet elegant. This Stag’s Leap Merlot is big and full with up-front waves of raspberry, blackberry and plum. IT has subtle notes of cedar and mocha. Over time, the flavours of the wine harmonize. The select oak contributes a tempering vanilla note and establishes a sumptuous combination of textures. It is well defined and structured. Dark, rich and intense, this is a wine that rewards aging.
This wine is fermented on grapeskins for extra depth of character. Labels included.
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Another classic grape from the Bordeaux region of France, Merlot is now the most widely planted red grape in the world! Merlot wines range from very approachable, young drinking, soft wines to big, dense block-busters. There is a place for Merlot in everyone’s wine rack!
Located on the east side of Napa Valley and dominated by the jagged peaks of the Stags Leap Pinnacles the area looks better suited to cactus than vineyards. Yet, wines from the district were directly responsible for putting Napa Valley on the roster of the world’s best winegrowing regions when Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon took first place over France’s Bordeaux First Growths in the pivotal 1976 “Judgement of Paris” blind tasting. Napa Valley's extended growing season results in an ideal balance of acid and sugar in the fruit with soft texture and intense flavors.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.