Peirano Estate Vineyards 2020 Red Blend
‘Sea Enchantress’ Estate Grown, Lodi Appellation
The “Sea Enchantress” is the second bottling of Peirano Estate Vineyards’ new “The Artist Series” and follows the HUGE success of our first bottling - “Illusion”. This wine continues the “new school” and “old school” winemaking styles of father & daughter.
The 2019 blend consists of our Petite Sirah, Old Vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo and Syrah. After HAND-PICKING into small bins for the most delicate transporting of the fruit, we keep each varietal separate throughout the entire fermentation and aging process.
Each varietal is inoculated with a special hand selected yeast strain, by the winemaker, that is ideal for each particular varietal, which helps retain the fruits natural characters. Fermented on its skins with extended maceration time allows for maximum extraction of color and phenolics. When dry, each varietal is pressed and aged in French and American oak barrels, of which 15% is new. At bottling, we make several blends and sample each one until we have one that is greater than its parts.
At first glance, you will be mesmerized by the deep, dark crimson color of this full bodied wine. Inhale the aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberry pie, cassis and cinnamon stick. The mouth feel is rich and full of flavors of ripe blackberries, fresh dark plums, bing cherries and blueberries. Am I crazy or is this like biting into a graham cracker spread with a thick layer of blackberry jam?? I dunno, you decide. The smooth, velvety tannins on the finish will leave you “enchanted” and longing for more after every sip.
- Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
- Total Acidity: .59g
- Bottled: December 3, 2020
- pH: 3.84
- Residual Sugar: .64
- Alcohol: 14.8%
Enjoy now or cellar thru 2030