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2011 Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8313884 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
7 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8379167 1 $25 Aug 14, 2022
I8364542 1 $25 Aug 7, 2022
I8352918 2 $25 Jul 31, 2022
I8338600 2 $25 Jul 24, 2022
I8338599 1 $25 Jul 24, 2022
I8326602 2 $25 Jul 17, 2022
I8313883 3 $25 Jul 10, 2022
I8289310 7 $25 Jun 26, 2022
I8278209 2 $25 Jun 19, 2022
I8267274 2 $25 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

90Wine Enthusiast

...inky, coffee-mocha flavor... Blackberry and blueberry fruit also figure prominently...

PRODUCER

Stags' Leap Winery

Stag’s Leap Winery is near Yountville, in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley. The 240-acre estate was founded in 1893 as Stag’s Leap Manor, but since 1997 it has been owned by Beringer Wine Estates. The estate produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier and several blends.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Petite Sirah

Despite its popularity, this grape is quite rare. Less than 10,000 acres are planted worldwide, with the bulk in California. In France, the grape is referred to as Durif. Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin. The result is darker and fuller.