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2020 Stags Leap Winery Petite Sirah "Ne Cede Malis"

Stags Leap 2020 Ne Cede Malis

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ne Cede Malis"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 91% Petite Sirah & 9% Other Mixed Varieties

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $160

Cases produced: 507

KWG Score: 96 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96)

Review date: February 13, 2024

Wine Review: This midnight black colored Petite Sirah from the Stags’ Leap Winery opens with a blueberry and red Twizzler bouquet with hints of violet, cassis, and lavender. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, concentrated, powerful, and rich. The flavor profile is blackberry and stony minerality blend with notes of oak, blueberry, and black pepper. We also detected some hints of black currant, black licorice, and black tea. The finish is dry, and its managed tannins build-up nicely and stick around for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would sip this awesome Petite Sirah with a cigar by the fireplace. If you need to nibble, a charcuterie board with be a nice complement. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: From start to finish the 2020 Ne Cede Malis is elegant offering incredible complexity and concentration. You are welcomed on the nose by bold dark berry fruits accompanied by a delightful minty freshness reminiscent of creamy mints. Bright raspberries dance with herbal undertones and a hint of camphor, evoking the essence of soothing lip balms. The taste is a symphony of ripe fruits, blending red and brown notes with a luxurious toasting quality. Soft raisins add depth while maintaining a refreshing cranberry-like tartness, reminiscent of sour cherries. Oak asserts its presence, introducing flavors of toasted oak and dark chocolate that linger on the tongue and leave a pleasant tingle. The wine's tannins are velvety and chewy, providing a myrrh-like earthiness that adds complexity and depth to the overall experience.

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