2017 Stags Leap Winery Petite SirahBlend from United States
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Out of a 1920s era field blend block has risen a legacy of richly aromatic Petite Syrahs, voluptuous in the mouth, central to Stags' Leaps' commitment to Rhone varietals. In a ...
- 91 Wine Enthusiast
- 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Wine Enthusiast
"With small amounts of Syrah, Grenache and other mixed Rhône varieties, this is a soft, integrated and approachable red made in a graceful and balanced style. Savory in black plum, leather, dried herb and cocoa powder, it finds its way to a peppery finish."
90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Petite Sirah is composed of 85% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 6% Grenache and 3% mixed Rhone varieties. It was aged 14 months in American oak, 25% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with exuberant scents of prunes, baked black cherries and mulberries with hints of candied violets, unsmoked cigars and new leather plus a hint of spice cake. The medium-bodied palate has a firm level of chewy tannins with plenty of freshness to support the bombastic black fruit preserves, finishing long and earthy."
Out of a 1920s era field blend block has risen a legacy of richly aromatic Petite Syrahs, voluptuous in the mouth, central to Stags' Leaps' commitment to Rhone varietals. In a way, the heritage vines have been the winery's coach in learning how Petite Syrah likes to be made into wine. 'Petite Syrah craves the company of other Rhone varietals,' says winemaker Kevin Morrisey. 'She blossoms in their presence. The flavors, structure, and elegance express themselves with greater intensity and purity from the soft touch of cross-blending.' The winery's long association with prime Petite Syrah growers in the Napa Valley has resulted in an optimum choice of fruit every season.
91 - Wine Enthusiast
90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Petite Sirah, Syrah , Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin, black pepper, currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, dust and leather|
|Nose||spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, spice box, cedar, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco and red fruit|