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Gone Girl & Napa Merlot

Nick and Amy Dunne may not have a happy marriage, but "Gone Girl" and a Napa Merlot make a great couple.

"Gone Girl" is a psychological thriller directed by David Fincher, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. The film stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as his wife, Amy Dunne. When Amy goes missing on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. As the investigation unfolds and the media frenzy around it grows, dark secrets from the couple's seemingly perfect marriage come to light. With its gripping narrative, strong performances, and masterful direction, "Gone Girl" is a suspenseful and thought-provoking exploration of marriage, identity, and the darker side of human nature.

Napa Valley, California is known for producing high-quality, expressive Merlots and Stags Leap's is a perennial standby for a reason. With its vibrant ruby-red color, this velvety wine showcases a beautiful balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. The bouquet reveals an enticing medley of ripe black cherry, plum, and blackberry, interwoven with delicate floral notes and nuances of vanilla, mocha, and toasty oak. On the palate, this medium-to-full-bodied Merlot is both silky and structured, exhibiting rich layers of dark fruit, earthy undertones, and a hint of dark chocolate. The finish is long, lingering, and velvety, making the Stags Leap Merlot a truly memorable experience.

The wine's rich and layered flavors mirror "Gone Girl's" complex narrative. The truth of Amy's disappearance and marriage comes to light slowly and so too do the wine's nearly-hidden flavors. Their subtlety evokes the story's suspenseful atmosphere and enigmatic tone. Each sip leaves a lingering finish, just like the "Gone Girl's" message about marriage.

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