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2016 Stags Leap Winery Petite Sirah "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2016 Petite Sirah

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 79% Petite Sirah, 8% Mixed Rhone Varieties, 7% Grenache & 6% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $47

Cases produced: 31,143

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 28, 2020

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Petite Sirah from Stags’ Leap opens with a blueberry and cigar box bouquet with hints of caramel. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a mineral influenced mild blackberry with notes of plum. We also detected some hints of clove mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are a bit sticky. The Panel suggested pairing this Petite Sirah with grilled steak tips. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Petite Sirah is deep and saturated with a core of blackberry, blueberry and black plum, alongside more savory notes of cocoa powder, black pepper spice and Old Bay seasoning. On the palate, the generous blackberry and peppery plum flavors continue but elements of fresher Bing cherry and creamy cassis notes also come through, as well as delicate anise seed, clove and cedar spice notes from the oak ageing. This wine is smooth and silky with velvety tannins and a generous lengthy finish.

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