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.
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.
Each block is fermented separately then blended together before aging.
Aromatic, Juicy, Medium-Bodied
Black Currant, Blackberry, Cherry, Tea
The nose has brooding aromas of dark fruits and black tea with an enticing hint of white pepper
The juicy entrance leads to nice midweight density and mouth filling texture. The finish is long, balanced, and satiating