Stags' Leap Winery

Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah

9.275 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Third of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+. This one was a ringer in the mix.

Deep purplish red in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some chalky and dark fruit notes. Medium tannins (6/10) and full bodied. Lots of black cherries, gravel and a touch meaty on the palate. Overall still baby with a super long and powerful finish. Wouldn't touch one of these for a few years. Drink from 2020 till 2030+. (91+)

Third of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+. This one was a ringer in the mix.

Deep purplish red in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some chalky and dark fruit notes. Medium tannins (6/10) and full bodied. Lots of black cherries, gravel and a touch meaty on the palate. Overall still baby with a super long and powerful finish. Wouldn't touch one of these for a few years. Drink from 2020 till 2030+. (91+)

Feb 9th, 2019
Craig Ledbetter

Nice little surprise to fine in a box that had not been unpacked yet. Could have aged 10 more years!

Nice little surprise to fine in a box that had not been unpacked yet. Could have aged 10 more years!

Jul 17th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Engraving party at The Wine Cabinet in Reston. Supposedly one of the first stores to get this wine into Northern Virginia. Thick, dark, opaque ruby red with purple hues. So thick it covered the glass. Nose was lovely and intriguing. Started of with a ton of black pepper, earthiness, dark chocolate and smoke. String tannins 8/10 with a moderate body. Needs at least 2 years before trying again. Very dry and austere finish. Ended with some cherry notes. Great wine bought two to go, getting both engraved.

Engraving party at The Wine Cabinet in Reston. Supposedly one of the first stores to get this wine into Northern Virginia. Thick, dark, opaque ruby red with purple hues. So thick it covered the glass. Nose was lovely and intriguing. Started of with a ton of black pepper, earthiness, dark chocolate and smoke. String tannins 8/10 with a moderate body. Needs at least 2 years before trying again. Very dry and austere finish. Ended with some cherry notes. Great wine bought two to go, getting both engraved.

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Laura Purdy

Oh em gee. This confirms my love for Petit Sirah

Oh em gee. This confirms my love for Petit Sirah

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Marc Nation

Still young - maybe too young - but bold and decadent nonetheless.

Still young - maybe too young - but bold and decadent nonetheless.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Chris Harwick

Nothing petite about this. Lots of alcohol on the nose. Plum and dried cherry.. Big and full.

Nothing petite about this. Lots of alcohol on the nose. Plum and dried cherry.. Big and full.

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Jennifer Joensen

Paired with Sartori Gold-- excellent!

Paired with Sartori Gold-- excellent!

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Jesse Watson

One of my favorites with dark fruits a little tobacco with dark chocolate notes.

One of my favorites with dark fruits a little tobacco with dark chocolate notes.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Jeff D
8.8

Big, rich, polished, complex PS

Big, rich, polished, complex PS

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2014
Ezekiel Hampton

Still really tannic though flavors are tired.

Still really tannic though flavors are tired.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014