Item No. 1787122103517

Dueling Pistols Dry Creek Red 2017

Dueling Pistols Dry Creek Red 2017

$49.99
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Varietal
Red Blend
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol
15%

Overview

Dueling Pistols wines interwine two competing varietals in a 50/50 belnd where each varietal's fight for power balances that of the others. The dry creek valley red blend is composed of equal amounts of Zinfandel and Syrah creating a harmonious, non-angular wine. Each wine is fermented separately, then combined together in French oak barrels to age.

Aging

Aged 18 months in French Oak, 30% new. The long ageing allows the two competing varietals to marry well and balance out one another, develop tannin, and build structure.

Fermentation

Each block is fermented separately then blended together before aging.

Winemaker

Bryan Parker

Tasting Notes

Style

Aromatic, Juicy, Medium-Bodied

Flavor

Black Currant, Blackberry, Cherry, Tea

Aroma

The nose has brooding aromas of dark fruits and black tea with an enticing hint of white pepper

Taste

The juicy entrance leads to nice midweight density and mouth filling texture. The finish is long, balanced, and satiating