Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Petite Syrah 2013
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Wine EnthusiastA lofty violet perfume meets bold black pepper in this lively, fresh and memorable wine, which blends smaller amounts of Syrah, Grenache and other Rhône varieties. Blackberry, blueberry and leather form a reel of highlights that is soft enough to enjoy now.
Wine AdvocateStags' Leap has always had a great reputation for its Petite Sirahs. The 2013 Petite Sirah from Napa is 78% Petite Sirah, 11% Syrah, 8% Grenache and the rest Mixed Blacks, aged 12 months in 100% American oak. Blackberry and blueberry fruit, floral notes, licorice and camphor are all present in this medium to full-bodied, but excruciatingly tannic wine that needs at least 7-8 years of cellaring. If the tannins don't subside, my rating will look excessive.