I drank the 2007 last night for a reference and was blown away by this wine. Concentrated, full-flavor and lasting finish made it obvious that Stag's Leap Petite Syrah is best aged. The tannins had receded enough to let the varied flavors come to the front, which doesn't happen in the younger vintages. At the halfway mark on the bottle, the finish got dryer and oakier. Like great woman, this wine took awhile to get started but rocked my night!