Dueling Pistols Paso Robles Red Blend 2016

Dueling Pistols Paso Robles Red Blend 2016

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Varietal
Red Blend
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol
14%

Overview

To create a blend w th 50% Petite Sirah is very unique since it is a varietal with one of the smallest planted acres worldwide, and because its tannic structure is so intense. In our blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon actually tames the tannins of the Petite Sirah to bring the blend into balance. The ageing does the rest to develop the wine into a rich, silky masterpiece.

Aging

Aged 18 months in French Oak, 30% new. The long ageing allows the two competing varietals to marry well, balance tannins, and smooth the texture and structure.

Winemaker

Bryan Parker

Tasting Notes

Style

Layered, Rich, Silky

Flavor

Black Currant, Blackberry, Cherry, Floral

Aroma

Thought-provoking dark fruit aromas balanced with floral and spicy notes

Taste

Jammy entrance with a dense mid-palate wrapped around a core of soft tannins. The finish is long and lingering.

Wine Ratings

90

The Tasting Panel2019-12-01

Black cherry color; ripe and succulent with over-the-top flavors of sweet plum and cherry, thick and intense with a smooth texture, good acid structure, and a long finish. 50% Petite Sirah, 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon.