Stags Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2018
Intensity, complexity, structure, and elegance are the signature descriptors of this wine. Aromas open with clove, spice and concentrated black fruit. As the wine opens, distinct blackberry notes are revealed along with balanced acidity, rounded tannins and fresh fruit flavors. Vanilla, brown sugar and subtle pepper persist at the finish with lingering juicy red fruit as well.
In 1883 Horace Chase, who had found his fortune investing in gold and silver mines, embarked on a new venture—winemaking in Napa Valley. Mr. Chase found the perfect volcanic rock and rich clay soil in which to plant vines and build a home, creating the estate that inspired the Stags Leap appellation. Located at the very heart of Stags Leap District, the original Stags' Leap Winery (not related to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, who happens to be their neighbor) continues a proud winemaking heritage in the prestigious appellation that bears the winery name.