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Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Petite Syrah 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Petite Syrah is a varietal that demands blending and diversity of vineyard site to achieve its full potential. For over three decades we have been working with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignane, Peloursin, and Viognier as components for our Napa Valley Petite Syrah. The different varietals are co-fermented as much as is feasible, and the wine is then aged in small oak cooperage for a minimum of 18 months. Balance, complexity, structure, and elegance are the signature descriptors of this classic wine. Expressive notes of cocoa powder, raspberry and lavender introduce this luscious and intensely fruity Petite Syrah. The palate follows with ripe black plum, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate and brown spice wrapped around structured tannins with juicy, berry flavors on the finish.

Stags' Leap Winery:
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of ... Read more
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children’s activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition). Read less

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Snooth User: BKretzmer
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4.00 5
06/19/2011

Four glasses



Petite Syrah is a varietal that demands blending and diversity of vineyard site to achieve its full potential. For over three decades we have been working with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignane, Peloursin, and Viognier as components for our Napa Valley Petite Syrah. The different varietals are co-fermented as much as is feasible, and the wine is then aged in small oak cooperage for a minimum of 18 months. Balance, complexity, structure, and elegance are the signature descriptors of this classic wine. Expressive notes of cocoa powder, raspberry and lavender introduce this luscious and intensely fruity Petite Syrah. The palate follows with ripe black plum, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate and brown spice wrapped around structured tannins with juicy, berry flavors on the finish.

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