Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.2204 ratings
9.016 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
Rafael Landestoy

Big bold, jammy and dense. Great fruit especially for just being opened 15 min before drinking. Would like to have it after a few hours.

Big bold, jammy and dense. Great fruit especially for just being opened 15 min before drinking. Would like to have it after a few hours.

2 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2014
Jake Hajer

10 in 19. So tight and dense on opening. After an hour decant, still needed more. Should age another 10yr easy. Deep Electric violet-burgundy in color. Pencil lead, cranberries and sweat. Cranberries and bitter chocolate on the palate. Lip shriveling dry. Rooibos tea. After two hours add, baked orange rind and raspberry.

10 in 19. So tight and dense on opening. After an hour decant, still needed more. Should age another 10yr easy. Deep Electric violet-burgundy in color. Pencil lead, cranberries and sweat. Cranberries and bitter chocolate on the palate. Lip shriveling dry. Rooibos tea. After two hours add, baked orange rind and raspberry.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2019
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

@Stagsleap #wine #PetiteSirah was label I bought with my first paycheck in the industry (1997 vint) circa 2001. The vintage has changed, but is still a staple just the same.

Opaque in the glass. Minute ruby color at rims edge. Oily sheen.

Some herbs on the nose. Dull mint and oregano. Robust and dense.

The palate is sleek with tannins landing mid palate to finish. Nicely incorporated. Boysenberry with damp earth. Inky and stinky, it shows some potpourri (olfactory), and subtle bitterness residual. Balanced and great lingering flavor. Opened 12/10/15

@Stagsleap #wine #PetiteSirah was label I bought with my first paycheck in the industry (1997 vint) circa 2001. The vintage has changed, but is still a staple just the same.

Opaque in the glass. Minute ruby color at rims edge. Oily sheen.

Some herbs on the nose. Dull mint and oregano. Robust and dense.

The palate is sleek with tannins landing mid palate to finish. Nicely incorporated. Boysenberry with damp earth. Inky and stinky, it shows some potpourri (olfactory), and subtle bitterness residual. Balanced and great lingering flavor. Opened 12/10/15

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.8

Black raspberry and not much else, but clean, balanced, and paired wonderfully with smoked Gouda.

Black raspberry and not much else, but clean, balanced, and paired wonderfully with smoked Gouda.

Mar 18th, 2016
Beth Cotenoff

Usually not a petite Sirah girl but always like Stags Leap.

Usually not a petite Sirah girl but always like Stags Leap.

Jun 28th, 2014
Matt Young

Nice and bold, strong finish. Held up to the food. Very nice wine overall

Nice and bold, strong finish. Held up to the food. Very nice wine overall

May 2nd, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.4

Winner for this tasting. Solid wine

Winner for this tasting. Solid wine

Apr 16th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Young, but very smooth after a decant

Young, but very smooth after a decant

Feb 8th, 2014
David Denham

Not as good as previous years but still nice

Not as good as previous years but still nice

Jan 18th, 2014
J D
8.3

I found this vintage to be slightly muddy and less elegant than is typical.

I found this vintage to be slightly muddy and less elegant than is typical.

Dec 3rd, 2013