PEIRANO ESTATE VINEYARDS WINES » 2021 Illusion Red Blend, $16
Price $ 16.00
2021 Illusion Red Blend, $16
Summary: Red Blend- Zin, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cab. Estate Grown, Lodi

Illusion wine bottle 2017

Peirano Estate Vineyards 

2021 Red Wine Blend ‘Illusion’  
Estate Grown, Lodi Appellation


This wine is a big winner 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, we think, accents the best of both  generations of winemaking styles.  

The 2020 blend consists of Old Vine Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were HAND-PICKED into small bins for the most delicate handling of the fruit. Once we received the fruit at the winery, we keep each varietal separate though the entire fermentation and aging process. Fermented on its skins, with extended maceration to 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 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 blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries and aromas spiced with cinnamon     

and sugar. The palate explodes with mouth filling dense, rich blackberries, boysenberries, plums and olallieberry compote. The long, seductive finish is filled with rich chocolate truffles with firm, round, yet supple mouth filling tannins. 


  • Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
  • Total Acidity: .62g 
  • pH: 3.73
  • Residual Sugar: .90
  • Alcohol: 14.8%

Bottled: December 6, 2021