Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Stags' Leap Winery|
With freshness emphasizing its southern Napa origins, the 2018 Merlot exhibits a bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, and juicy plum alongside warmer hints of vanilla spice and crème brûlée. Savory, fresh chaparral notes of lavender, rosemary, mint, and thyme sit alongside richer tones of cherry kirsch and macerated raspberry, supported by bittersweet chocolate, anise seed, and cola nut, delicately interwoven from the oak integration. The palate is full of depth and plushness with mouthwatering fruit flavors, polished structure, refreshing acidity, and fine grained, velvety tannins, leading to a lengthy supple finish-showcasing a wine that is well balanced and layered, exemplary of the true elegance of Merlot.