Peirano Estate 2010 “The Other Red” Blend
This blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Notes of plum erupt from the glass first followed by a spicy cedar. Blackberries are noticeable on the fore palate which is quickly consumed by black licorice. Spices will linger for quite a while on the finish.
(K&S Rating: 2 of 6)
Winemaker’s Notes: “Once we have received the fruit at the winery, we keep each varietal separate through the entire fermentation and aging process, so each grape can fully express its true character. We then make several blends and sample each one until we have found one that is greater than the sum of its parts. The 2010 blend consists of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah. We found this blend to be the best expression of our little corner of the Lodi Appellation.”