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Stag S Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2007

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Stags' Leap Winery's Petite Syrah comes from a 1920s-era field blend, which also includes small amounts of other Rh??ne varietals including syrah (8%), grenache (4%) and viognier (2%). The resulting wine is a rich purple color with a decadent nose full of

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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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2.00 5
03/31/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Stag S Leap Winery Petite Sirah

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Long before the boom in "Pet," Stags' Leap was committed to it. And few wineries have performed more consistently over the years. The '03, from the winery's old estate vineyard exhibits dark, dry, rich, robust characteristics. It's a flamboyant, plummy-leathery wine that never loses control.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - 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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A terrifically interesting and tasty wine, dense and full-bodied. It's fillled with blackberry, cherry and peppery flavors that are generously oaked. The tannins are big and thick, but sweet, so you can enjoy this puppy tonight. But it will age and improve through the decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This classic Stag's Leap Winery Petite Sirah is dark, rich and peppery, with intense yet supple black pepper, black currant, and spice flavors that are well-focused. Finishes with a broad, complex aftertaste. Drinkable now, but sure to hold through 1998.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Expressive notes of cocoa powder


External Review
01/03/2012

Long before the boom in ldquo;Pet,rdquo; Stagsrsquo; Leap was committed to it. And few wineries have performed more consistently over the years. The rsquo;03, from the wineryrsquo;s old estate vineyard exhibits dark, dry, rich, robust characteristics. Itrsquo;s a flamboyant, plummy-leathery wine that never loses control.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

And the Oscar for the darkest wine of the year goes to... Stag's Leap! Black as a moonless midnight, and one whiff sends you to heaven. Plums, blackberries, oak, all the right stuff. Sheer lusciousness, big, rich, and unctuous, fruity, rich and dry. Terrific now with game and roasts, but you can age it forever.


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Stags' Leap Winery's Petite Syrah comes from a 1920s-era field blend, which also includes small amounts of other Rh??ne varietals including syrah (8%), grenache (4%) and viognier (2%). The resulting wine is a rich purple color with a decadent nose full of

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