Red

1997 Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2004 - 2012 (Edit)
CT89.7 27 reviews
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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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

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  • 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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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 95 (36%)
  • Consumed 171 (64%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  3 votes