Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2005
Tasting Notes : A cheeky little wine
Just for fun, California’s Peirano Estate Vineyards has released “The Other”. As in “This” (70 percent Syrah), “That” (20 percent Petite Sirah) and “The Other” (10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon). The “sin-sually delicious” wine also happens to feature artwork of a nude woman on its label.
More Interesting than the name and label, though, is the response the wine has been getting since its April release in the Dallas market. At its introductory tasting at Fireside Pies, the wine generated so much buzz that the distributor had to hustle over two more cases.
The Other comes on with rich, Fruit-forward raspberry and cherry notes edged by pink peppercorn and earthy porcini mushrooms. You expect it to be big in your mouth. But instead, its smooth and voluptuous, a wine you might pair with pork roast or seared tuna. Or certain pizzas; it’s still on the wine list at Fireside.
--Kim Pierce, Dallas Morning News