Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2007, Napa Valley

Petite Sirah Petite Sirah
California, Usa

$39.95 (590356)

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June 11, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the best, most refined Petite Sirahs I have ever encountered, from a variety better know for brute...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Usually a reliable and solid expression of petite sirah, stag's Leap 2007 is restrained, savoury, ripe and earthy,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

A nice dry and full-bodied petite syrah. Ink red colour. Aromatic bouquet of blackberries and chocolate. Lingering flavours of black cherries, blueberries, black licorice, and dark vanilla. Good balance. Smooth with a tart edge. Tasted July 2011.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is mostly Petit Syrah with 84% and in a supporting role, 8% Syrah, 4% Grenache and 2% Viognier with alcohol coming in at 14.3%.
A deep aubergine in color, almost black, this wine opened up with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, espresso, damp earth, dried leaves, incense and white pepper notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied, structured, with bold flavours, low acidity and firm tannins. This wine finish is long, intense with flavours of dark fruit, bitter sweet chocolate, espresso and persistent tannins lingering. There is nothing “Petit” about this wine, it’s a big, bold, structured wine which needs a further cellar period of 2-3 years for optimum pleasure. What it lacks in finesse and elegance, it more than made up by sheer power, for those who like them big. Be aware of the noticeable sediments as you get closer to the bottom of the bottle. Enjoyed on March 11, 2013.

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