Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2017
Napa Valley, California, United States
Petite Sirah has long been the signature grape variety for Stags’ Leap (not to be confused with the other Stag’s Leap founded by Warren Winiarski, which won the Judgement of Paris blind tasting with its 1973 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon). I always enjoy how it showcases the earthy and tea-like character of the variety along with distinctive blackberry and cherry fruit notes. Old vine petite sirah comprises the bulk of the blend, with grenache, syrah and other varieties added for complexity and balance. It’s flavourful and ready to drink, but ages like clockwork too. Drink now to 2032.