Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Christophe Paubert

A recent addition to the Stags’ Leap collection, this wine harkens back to a time when Petite Sirah was predominantly used in California as a port grape. In this case, Winemaker Christophe Paubert took a lot of estate-grown Petite Sirah and during mid-fermentation fortified it with aged grape spirit thus rendering the yeast neutral and preserving the residual sugar. A perfect pairing with chocolate desserts and pungent cheeses like blue cheese.

Tasting Notes

Flavors of rich black cherry, currant, ripe plum, mocha and baking spices. A lush but balanced wine.

Vintage Notes

2012 consisted of a long, warm growing season which was a perfect vintage for winemaker Christophe Paubert to introduce this dessert wine from our estate-grown Petite Sirah.