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1997 Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 17
Patbirch Likes this wine: (91 points)
July 4, 2015 - Stored perfectly since release. Big dark black and blue fruits. Fully integrated. Delicious.
JS1056 wrote: (89 points)
February 1, 2015 - Deep brick in color. A little musty on the nose with some flowers underneath.
Still bright with plum and blue fruit. Tannins well tamed. Acidity was a just little too much which kept me from giving it an "excellent" score. Not off putting but still noticeable even with food. Other than a little earthiness that didn't quite fit with the bright flavor profile nothing would suggest that this was 17 years old.
rsprouse Likes this wine: (91 points)
September 6, 2014 - Delicious wine. Intense, but not over the top. Still showing plenty of fruit. Perfect with a batch of smokey, sticky ribs.
mdp.blue Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 31, 2013 - Maybe past its prime so drink now. Classic SLNV Petite Syrah. Decanted two hours with some character development over some three hours of consumption. Some spice mellowed by mature berry-like fruit. Very light on the oak. I wish I had another bottle.
cdmoky wrote: (89 points)
November 14, 2012 - Deep dark ruby with only slight orange on edge. Blackberry, chocolate and leather. Rich full bodied with long finish. Tannins are soft but notice them really drying on the finish. I was pleasantly surprised this is still drinking so well. Must have really been a beast when young.
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- Vintage 1997
- Type Red
- Producer Stags' Leap Winery
- Varietal Petite Sirah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Code 089819045853
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 101 (37%)
- Consumed 172 (63%)
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