Made by Heidi Barrett, a master blender and the genius behind legendary wines from Dalla Valle and Grace Family—not to mention the record-breaking 1992 Screaming Eagle that sold at auction for half a mil.
The 2017 Pirate is a dense garnet colored wine with layered, complex aromas of both black and red fruit, accented with spice notes and hints of leather, fragrant cedar wood, and sweet tobacco.
This vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Sirah. Along with interesting layers, this complex blend plays off of each other – each component playing its part in the symphony.
A silky rich explosion across the palate, with medium tannins that are well-integrated, and a lingering finish that will make you want to come back for more.
This intriguing blend is truly yummy and fun to drink, perfect for pairing with a variety of full-flavored food or bringing a swashbuckling spirit to any party or gathering, including Halloween!
This is a small production wine, with less than 700 cases produced.
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Suggested pairings: BBQ ribs, pulled pork, jerk chicken, wood-fired pizza, hearty red sauce, brisket, gourmet burgers, chorizo/spicy sausage, and many others.