Peirano Estate 2009 “Unknown Blend”
The “Unknown Blend” is 70% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Viognier. You will immediately find blackberry, plum and licorice in the nose. It is subtle but you may have to dig your nose in there a few more times to find them. The palate is a bit softer than some of Peirano’s other wines. The mid-palate is driven by the plum and fig. It finishes with licorice and coffee. There is a lot going in there and hits a few sweet notes on the way down.
(K&S Rating: 3 of 6)
Winemaker’s Notes: “As you begin your journey into “The Unknown”, delight in the aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, black licorice & spice. As you journey further, to that first sip, savor the lush, well rounded, full mouth filling flavors of plums, currants, figs and black raspberries. At last it all comes together. Find the completeness of your journey’s end with the haunting, lingering finishing characteristics of roasted coffee, black & red berries dipped in chocolate and blackberry pie. Now the challenging question: Do you know what varietals went into “The Unknown”?”