Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Petite Syrah 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Stags' Leap Winery|
The 2019 Petite Sirah is dark, inky, and dense, with layers of bramble berry fruit, touches of earth, and lovely floral tones interwoven with more savory notes of black pepper and cigar box spice, all supported by balanced oak integration. On the palate, ripe saturated flavors of cassis, blackberry preserves, blueberry creme, cherry kirsch, vanilla spice, and dark plum envelope the intense mouthfeel. A silky viscosity with voluminous texture, wrapped in velvety mouth-coating tannins, completes the generous and lengthy finish. Perfectly drinkable upon release, but also has the depth and complexity to age for many years to come.
A bruiser, with concentrated blueberry, smoky meat and cracked pepper flavors that gather tension and tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2030. 35,611 cases made.
Containing fruit sourced from Calistoga (in the north) to Coombsville (in the south), the 2019 Petite Sirah features notes of dusty earth, cedar, black cherry and blackberry, with hints of asphalt and black olive as well. Unlike the other wines at Stags' Leap Winery, it's matured using American oak. It's a full-bodied, round, not overly tannic or extracted version of Petite Sirah, but it still has a bit of structure.