STAG'S LEAP PETITE SIRAH - 2001
From Napa Valley, this Petite Sirah has an alcohol content of 14.2%. Made from 88% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah, 2% Grenache, 2% Mourvedre, 1% Carignane.
Black-red color with some good barnyard scents when first poured. Raspberry tart and grape bubblegum dominate eventually overtake the barnyard. Silky smooth with raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and oak on the palate. All black fruit on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
The smoothness and vibrant grapey aromas and flavors remind me a good California Charbono. This is a wonderfully balanced and smooth wine. Good structure and tannin. Released in 2004 and drinking beautifully now. I purchased this a few years ago and I'm not quite sure what it retails for now.