Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.11434 ratings
9.092 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Rob B
8.8

Dry

Dry

Jun 12th, 2022
Boris Mathiszik

The first Petit Syrah that didn’t come in tannic and austere. Instead, a beautiful smooth wine. Balanced and elegant, very impressive.

The first Petit Syrah that didn’t come in tannic and austere. Instead, a beautiful smooth wine. Balanced and elegant, very impressive.

May 30th, 2022
Sharon B

Enjoyed a great steak with one of my favorite wines

Enjoyed a great steak with one of my favorite wines

May 2nd, 2022
Sharon B

Another favorite wine paired with grilled ribeye and Tartiflette. TGIF!

Another favorite wine paired with grilled ribeye and Tartiflette. TGIF!

Feb 19th, 2022
Sharon B

One of my favorites! I love the dark purple color and the smoothness. Cheers! Dessa and Pixie say hi!

One of my favorites! I love the dark purple color and the smoothness. Cheers! Dessa and Pixie say hi!

Sep 30th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Mostly Petite Sirah (85%) with small amounts of Syrah, Grenache and other mixed Rhône varieties, aged 14 months in American oak, 25% new, very dark Ruby-purple with aromas of ripe dark fruits and an array of spices from cigar box to full spice cake. On the palate flavors of black cherry preserves and blackberry pulp, layering in some licorice, leather, tobacco and black pepper spice. Savory grippy tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. A powerhouse! Decant first!

Mostly Petite Sirah (85%) with small amounts of Syrah, Grenache and other mixed Rhône varieties, aged 14 months in American oak, 25% new, very dark Ruby-purple with aromas of ripe dark fruits and an array of spices from cigar box to full spice cake. On the palate flavors of black cherry preserves and blackberry pulp, layering in some licorice, leather, tobacco and black pepper spice. Savory grippy tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. A powerhouse! Decant first!

Jul 4th, 2021
Evan Shumway

Kinda underwhelming

Kinda underwhelming

Dec 31st, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

This is still a great wine for the money. Tannins abound, slight dark fruit component, earth centric.

This is still a great wine for the money. Tannins abound, slight dark fruit component, earth centric.

Nov 4th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.5

Earth, black pepper, dark fruit, game, minerals, still very youthful, refreshing acidity, petit sirah/Durif is such a great variety, and it is so hard to find good examples of it, people go the zin route and miss its charm and complexity, I'd love some recommendations on modern petit sirah made in a classic balanced style

Earth, black pepper, dark fruit, game, minerals, still very youthful, refreshing acidity, petit sirah/Durif is such a great variety, and it is so hard to find good examples of it, people go the zin route and miss its charm and complexity, I'd love some recommendations on modern petit sirah made in a classic balanced style

7 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2014
Joshua Hedaya

Dark, sour cherries. Black licorice. Gentle tannins. Pretty decent for a Thursday evening.

Dark, sour cherries. Black licorice. Gentle tannins. Pretty decent for a Thursday evening.

3 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015