Dueling Pistols wines intertwine two competing varietals in a 50/50 blend where each varietal's fight for power balances that of the others. The Paso Robles red blend is composed of equal parts of cabernet sauvignon and petite syrah creating a richly textured wine. Each wine is fermented separately then combined in French oak barrels for the aging process.
18 mos. in French Oak, 30% new. The extended aging allows the two varietals to marry well and balancetannins while smoothing the texture and structure.
Each block is fermented separately then blended together before aging.
Thought provoking dark fruit aromas balanced with floral and spicy notes
Jammy entrance with a dense midpalate wrapped around a core of soft tannins with a long and lingering finish. The extended aging allows the two varietals to marry well and balance tannins while smoothing the texture and structure.