Stags' Leap Winery 2004 Merlot (Napa Valley)

The best thing about this wonderful Merlot is balance. The winemaker has modulated the blackberry and plum fruit with earthier notes that suggest balsamic, soy-splashed sautéed beef, Portobello mushrooms and coffee. The grippy tannins and acids add a welcome touch of bitterness to the finish. With charm in addition to complexity, this Merlot will drink well for five years.

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