PIRA15 - 2015 22 Pirates Red Blend

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Overview

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Vineyards and Harvest

Vineyards: 100% Estate
Harvest Date: 9/25 – 10/15
Average Brix at Harvest: 25.5
pH: 3.65
TA: .66
RS: 6.3

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and hand-sorted
De-stemmed to closed top tanks for 48 hours cold soak
Inoculated and pumped over 3 times daily
Pressed off the skins
Ageing and Blending
18 Months in 30% New French Oak – 70% Neutral French Oak
Blend: 40% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah, 15% Carignane, 15% Cinsault, 5% Grenache

Bottling

Bottle Date: 8/9/17
Alcohol: 14.5%

Tasting Notes:

Color: Mat-ruby
Aroma: Milk Chocolate truffle, caramel, baking spice
Structure: Full body, M+ acid, med. Tannin
Flavor: Dark plum, gaminess, blackberry
Pairing: Mushroom risotto, lamb stew, lentils with sausage

Award: 

Wine Enthusiast awarded 87 points!
PIRA15 - 2015 22 Pirates Red Blend