Peirano Estate the Other Red 2010
"The 2010 blend consists of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah. One is immediately struck by the vibrant color of this wine. The aromas of blackberries and plums are complemented by spice, toasty oak and cedar notes. Upon washing this liquid across the palate, a wave of sweet black cherries and boysenberries, with a hint of smoky, dark oak lead to a long, totally seductive, finish. A great expression of this variety, this wine will gently knock your socks off. ‘The Other’ is a perfect accompaniment to a variety of cuisine." -Winery
Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant quality water. Lance Randolph, fourth generation Peirano, winemaker, and grower uses the best of Giacomo Peirano’s, Lance’s great grandfather, farming methods and implements new techniques to create the best of “Old World Meets New World” viticulture practices.
Editorial Reviews for Peirano Estate the Other Red
65 % Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier Started with the red, a fluke, made so many wines they ended up with lots of open bottles, so lance just played with them and found that the standard merlot/ cab blend worked well but was missing some thing, finally hit on the splash of syrah that made it compete, 1997 syrah " that's the other one I'm looking for" Spicy on the nose with lots of raw nut, raw oak, vanilla and ginger aromas topped with a touch of marshmallow. Fresh and bright on entry there is more snap here than one finds with many of the varietal wines. Nicely layered on the palate with citrus lime, green apple and slightly tropical fruit all building to a nice clean finish where the viognier’s floral and honey notes show up. 87pts
50% Cabernet Sauvignon , 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah A bit earthy on the nose with notes of old wood supporting lots of black currant fruit accented with hints of dried herbs and some peppery spice. This is a soft, big and rich wine with a slightly chewy texture, lots of bright plummy fruit, and a little spiced cherry on the midpalate, all framed by subtle earthy and herbal notes. The finish is a touch austere with tannins that refresh the palate and drive the fairly persistent red cherry and spice notes. 87pts
Nothing special here. The 10% Syrah in the blend seems to dominate the blend on both the nose and the palate. Not much substance here at all. Drinkable, but very not memorable. Cheers!