Review: 2020 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah

Review: 2020 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah

This wine is invariably a monster, and the 2020 vintage is no exception to that rule, Inky purple-black, it is initially slightly off-putting with its tarry notes of the blackest of berries and the darkest of chocolates — notes of blackened oak barrels and licorice candies never far from reach. The 2020 expression is a bit sweeter than 2019’s, which pulls you out of the otherwise brooding mood a bit with an ever-so-saccharine quality, particularly lingering on the finish. Vaguely vegetal notes late give the conclusion the only real off note in the experience.

A- / $50 / stagsleap.com [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

 

2020 Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah

$50
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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