Stag's Leap Winery 2015 Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Description

“The 2014 Petite Sirah, which is their basic introductory model, so to speak, is a sensational wine in its own right. Opaque purple-colored, loads of white flowers, blueberries and blackberries are present in this wine, which should drink well for 20-25 years.” - Review of the 2014 vintage, by Robert Parker

Continuing the same time-honored techniques that have made Petite Sirah one of our winery’s staples, Winemaker Christophe Paubert practiced simple and traditional methods to show the uniqueness of the Petite Sirah fruit. Avoiding over-extraction, the wine went through a relatively short maceration period (nine to 12 days on average) that included fermentation, and two of these lots were co-fermented with Viognier to reinforce the floral character of the Petite Sirah. The wine aged for 12 months in American oak barrels (25% new), allowing the spiciness of the oak to complement the natural spice character of the varietal. The final blend included small amounts of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre to bring further complexity to the finished wine.



Collections: Domestic - Petite Sirah, Wine

Type: WINE


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