Pirate TreasuRed returns for its 7th swashbuckling vintage, 2013. There’s no reason you can’t have a bit of fun with high quality wine and, trust me, we do! I make wine from a number of different varieties each year to be able to have more blending options. (It’s a bit like adding more colors to your palette if you are an artist.) The first year I worked on this wine (2007) the result was not what I expected, but something even better. The blend I came up with was so delicious that an entirely new wine was born. Because the original blend used seven varietals, the ‘treasure of the seven seas’ idea was a natural and so was the Pirate name. Each year the blend changes slightly, but the 2013 once again has seven varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Sirah. As you can imagine, it’s a pretty big, black, raucous blend, completely mouth filling and bold, yet made with finesse.
The fabulous 2013 vintage delivers a dark ruby red wine with wide open aromatics of ripe black & red fruits layered with toasty French oak. A smorgasbord of aromas so pure and layered leads you to a big silky mouthful of deliciousness on the palate. Fruit is berry and plumlike, oaky notes are moderate with caramel and vanilla hints, tannins are refined, acidity is balanced, flavors persist a long time. Everything you could want in a red blend - Yummy stuff indeed.