Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012
An amazing wine from an amazing vineyard! Stag’s Leap Winery is a place of natural beauty with remarkable buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for intense, elegant wines with finesse. This is one of the most desirable locations in Napa Valley for fantastic fruit! Even though this wine is labeled as Petite Sirah, it only has to be 75% Petite Sirah in the bottle by law. Here, there are a few other players in the mix which make up about 23% more of this wine. It also has 12% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 2% Carignan, and 1% Viognier.
In the glass, garnet in color with a purplish hue along the rim. Aroma’s of blueberries, raspberries, lavender, and cloves. Full bodied across the palate with a lush mouth-feel and soft tannins. Flavors of black raspberries, ripe blueberries, baked plum, tobacco, and refined spices. Wonderfully layered with a plethora of new flavor notes at each turn. More fun than Mr. Toads Wild Ride! On the second sip, hints of boysenberry and graphite emerge leading to long, graceful finish of vanilla and white pepper. This wine is mammoth in flavor but very approachable because of its sweet tannins and its masterful blending techniques. What a great wine to pair with wonderful foods like Filet Mignon, roast beef, braised short ribs, pasta with a tomato based sauce, and medium to sharp cheeses. Prepare to spoil yourself by indulging in a great wine because yes, you deserve it! This Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012 is a definite 94 point wine. Drink now after a bit of decanting or age for another twelve years til 2028. Average of $40 a bottle. WineSplashing!!