A special blend of 80% 2013 Pinotage (Karma Vineyard) and 20% 2013 Petite Sirah (Amorosa Vineyard).
A satisfying marriage of Pinotage and Petite Sirah, this wine greets you with aromas of smoky Damson plums, dark licorice, gunpowder, flint and dark chocolate truffles. Smooth of body and amply-textured, it reveals flavors of plum tart, coffee-laced toffee, salted ganache, savory toasted walnuts, grilled poblano peppers, cigar and pipe tobacco. The long finish is well-endowed with moderately toothy tannins that feel like corduroy.
Pair this with a meatloaf of lamb and veal with browned pine nuts and golden raisins, topped with a chipotle catsup, or a turkey mole poblano.
Regular Price: $50 per 750ml bottle
|Case Production:||187 cases|
|Type of Oak:||60% in American Radoux Oak (40% new), 40% Neutral French Mercier Oak|
|Time in Oak:||23 Months|
|Alcohol:||13.0% by Volume|
DOUBLE GOLD, BEST OF REGION (Lodi), BEST OF CLASS OF REGION (Other Reds) (98 points) — 2016 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
GOLD & CHAIRMAN’S AWARD — 2016 Orange County Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
GOLD (92 points) — 2016 Sommelier Challenge