Dueling Pistols Paso Robles Red Blend 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
To create a blend with 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. Jammy entrance with a dense midpalate wrapped around a core of soft tannins. The finish is long and lingering.
The Tasting Panel
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.
Smashed blackberry, licorice and black plum show very strongly on the ripe nose of this blend of 50% Petite Sirah and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate hits with the tang of blackberry and crumbled herbs, with hints of a black-rock minerality. The label is stunning, if you like guns.