Monday, October 24, 2011

Everyday Wine in the City - Stag's Leap Merlot

Stag's Leap 2008 Merlot
It is a cool autumn Monday evening and Mijo and I were both very hungry and tired. We had left over meat from the other night so Mijo concocted another one of his spontaneous recipes. Voila - sweet and Sour marinated peppered beef.  Super delicioso! What took 20 minutes to prepare only took 5 minutes to eat. 

We also opened a Napa Valley 2008 Merlot by Stag's Leap.  Here are my notes.

Tasting Date:  Oct. 24, 2011
Tasting Partners: Mijo
Wine Name: Stag's Leap Merlot
Producer: Stag's Leap
Region/Appelation: Napa Valley
Grape Varieties: not indicated
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 14.2 %
Color Hue: dark red, purple
Aroma Intensity: less fruity
Developments: medium body
Aromas: caramel, coffee, chocolate
Dry/Sweet: less sweet
Body: Full body
Acidity: low acid
Tannins: high level
Flavors: coffee, chocolate, banana, toasted rice


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