2017 - Stags Leap District Merlot


Located in the heart of Stags Leap District, the Silverado vineyard, first established in 1884, is one of the pioneering vineyards that established the reputation of one of the world’s greatest appellations. The finesse and balance of this Merlot is a perfect reflection of its Stags Leap heritage.

Stags Leap District Merlot
Vintage Notes From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact. Tasting Notes A perfumed nose with aromas of wild strawberry, dried pink roses, white tea, hibiscus tea and marjoram. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and flayors of juicy red plum, pomegranate and freshly picked cherries.
  • Varietal 97% Merlot
    3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info Merlot harvested September 5, 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon harvested September 28, 2017
    25.0º Brix
  • Skin Contact 13 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    42% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.3% Alcohol
    6.45 g/L TA
    3.41 pH
    0.44% Rs
    Bottled July 2019
    318 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-10 years