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2018 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah

2018 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah

This is a classic Napa bottle that we were surprised, but delighted, to find at Costco. We’ve visited this winery a couple of times and have tasted many vintages of their Petite Sirah, always enjoying them, along with most of the other wines Stags’ Leap Winery offers.

Note: Stags’ Leap Winery and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars are two different entities. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars produces the popular Artemis Cabernet that can often be found at Costco and we reviewed a couple years ago.

Stag's Leap Winery Petite Sirah

Pricewise, Costco brought this Petite Sirah in a little below other outlets at $29.99. Total Wine carries it for $31.99 and Wine.com for $36.99. On the placard above it lists the Suckling score at 97 points. But in our online searches we show him giving it 93 points so we think that may be a mistake.

Getting into it…the wine pours a medium purple in the glass and is loaded with deep dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry flavors, plenty of spice; super grippy tannins and some earthy, vegetal notes; dry throughout and especially in the finish.

Stag's Leap Winery Petite Sirah

We’re big fans. This bottle is perfect when you’re looking for something a little different. It would also be a great pick to bring to a wine party. And of course, pop it open with some grilled meats this summer.

We’ll be adding this one to our Top Picks list.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 91458

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Dallas, GA)

Alc. 14.4%

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Palak

Friday 24th of June 2022

I have been following these emails for a while and I love it. I am specifically interested in wines from Costco that are worthy of aging. Is there an article on that or any way to look into that? Thanks for your help.

Palak

Editor

Saturday 25th of June 2022

Hi, glad you enjoy the site. We don’t have a specific article all about aging. Often times if we think a wine will improve or evolve w time we will note it in the review. It’s also covered extensively in our Decoding wine books :)

Jim Heiner

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

There are multiple stags leaping at this winery (Stags') and only one stag leaping at the winery that Warran Winiarski founded (Stag's). All depends upon where the apostrophe is placed!

Michael

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Note correction: Stags'Leap Winery, with the apostrophe after the s. And Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

Editor

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Thank you for sharing. Yes, will update accordingly.

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