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Napa Valley

2008 Winemaker Series Lot 1 Merlot

750 ml

Tasting Notes

Gorgeous aromas of red plum, violet and hints of cinnamon.The wine is plush in texture on the palate with a juicy core of black cherry, red plum and strawberry flavors. The tannins are very fine grained and round. The wine is red fruit dominant as just over 40 percent of the blend is sourced from Carneros, a cooler sub-region of the Napa Valley. The wine, which is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak.

Food Pairings

Enjoy this elegant Merlot with duck breast prepared with a Chinese five spice rub.


95.2% Merlot, 4.8% Cabernet Sauvignon
24 months
0.59 g/100mL
100% Tank

Customer Service

Our Promise

At Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, we are just as devoted to superior customer service as we are to producing exceptional Stags Leap District wines. Whether you're shopping with us online, by phone or at our wine shop, you can count on our helpful Concierge team to answer any questions you might have along the way.

Shipping & Service

We cannot ship to these states due to restrictions.
Below are the states we can ship to, as noted in green.
Arizona(12 cases/year)
Connecticut(25 bottles/62 days)
District of Columbia(1 case/month)
Florida(permitted only to certain wet areas)
Georgia(12 cases/year)
Hawaii(6 cases/year)
Idaho(24 cases/year)
Illinois(12 cases/year)
Maine(12 cases/year)
Maryland(18 cases/household/year)
Massachusetts(12 cases/year)
Minnesota(2 cases/year)
Missouri(2 cases/month)
Montana(18 cases/year)
Nebraska(1 case/month)
Nevada(12 cases/year)
New Hampshire(12 cases/year, permitted only to certain wet areas)
New Mexico(2 cases/month)
New York(36 cases/year, permitted only to certain wet areas)
North Carolina(2 cases/month)
North Dakota(3 cases/month)
Oregon(2 cases/month)
Pennsylvania(36 cases/year)
South Carolina(2 cases/month)
South Dakota(12 cases/year)
Tennessee(1 case/month - up to 3 cases/year)
Texas(45 bottles/month - up to 181 bottles/year)
Vermont(12 cases/year)
Virginia(2 cases/month)
West Virginia(2 cases/month)
Wisconsin(12 cases/year)

To ensure extreme weather conditions or temperature variances do not impact the quality of your wine, most orders will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday via 2nd day air shipping, and Monday through Thursday for overnight shipments. Please contact us in advance for orders that need to go out the same day. An adult signature is required for all deliveries. LEARN MORE