This wine is a first for Peirano Estate Vineyards! This collaboration between 4th generation winemaker Lance Randolph and his youngest daughter, 5th generation Alexis Randolph, is the best of “old-school winemaking” and “new-school winemaking”. The results in this bottle accents the best of both generations of winemaking styles.
This blend consists of Old Vine Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were hand-picked into small bins for the most delicate of handling of the fruit. Once we received the fruit at the winery, we keep each varietal separate through the entire fermentation aging process. Fermented on its skins, with extended maceration into dryness, it was then pressed and aged in French and American oak barrels, of which 15% was new oak. We then make several blends and sample each one until we have found the one that is greater than its parts.
The wine exhibits a rich deep burgundy hue with a perfect clarity. The aromas are a compendium of opulent chocolate and cocoa, with black currants and plums. The palate explodes with rich mouthfilling blackberries, black currants, plums and dark fruit. The long, seductive finish is filled with hints of black licorice and has a firm, round, yet supple mouthfilling tannins.