Located at the very heart of Stags Leap District, the Stags’ Leap Winery continues a proud winemaking heritage in the prestigious appellation that bears the winery name. Here, at their 240-acre wine estate, a unique terroir and an ideal microclimate suppor a classic standard of viticulture, land use and winemaking that is as relevant today as it was a century ago.
The 2016 Petite Sirah is made up of 79% Petite Sirah, 8% mixed Rhône varieties, 7% Grenache and 6% Syrah, aged for 12 months in 25% new American oak. Very deep purple-black in color, it opens with notes of freshly crushed black cherries and black berries with touches of plum preserves, baking spices and tar. The palate is medium to full-bodied, very firm and grainy with a lively line to lift the peppery black fruit to a long finish.