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2016 Dueling Pistols US Red Blend "Paso Robles Red Blend"

Dueling Pistols 2016 Paso Robles Red Blend

Winery: Dueling Pistols

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paso Robles Red Blend"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 11, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah blend from Paso Robles opens with a funky black currant bouquet with a hint of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a blueberry and black cherry blend with hints of coconut and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate sticky tannins linger and last for a bit. This wine would pair well with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: To create a blend with 50% Petite Sirah is very unique since it is a varietal with one of the smallest planted acres worldwide, and because its tannic structure is so intense. In our blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon actually tames the tannins of the Petite Sirah to bring the blend into balance. The ageing does the rest to develop the wine into a rich, silky masterpiece. Jammy entrance with a dense midpalate wrapped around a core of soft tannins. The finish is long and lingering.

Organic status: not organic

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