Friday, December 5, 2008

Never, Never, Never Give In!

I just came across an interesting story about Stags' Leap Winery's oldest estate vines (pdf), a retro mixed block, which they use to make the majority-PS Ne Cede Malis ("Never Give In To Misfortune/Evil") Field Blend (CellarTracker). It makes for an interesting read, and really helped Dr. Carole Meredith to identify the genetic differences between some various clones of PS. I'd really love to read that research some day. I love field blends, especially those with a big fat dose of PS, so hopefully I'll get to try this one soon.

1 comment:

Theresa Whitehill said...

Thank you for the compliment on the story I wrote about Stags' Leap Winery and their field blend Petite Syrah, Ne Cede Malis. Stags' Leap has been making excellent Petite Syrah for a long while and I always refer to the Ne Cede Malis as "Petite Syrah squared" when explaining its wonderful rich aromatic nature. For six years I have written the newsletter for Stags' Leap, and also published a five-volume book on their winemaking, history, natural history, etc. There are more Stags' Leap newsletter articles available on my website portfolio at