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I stopped by Friday afternoon. I was on a mission. Pick up something for the weekend. Well that’s my excuse. I have always liked Peirano Estate wines. I looked over the tasting list and familiar names popped up. The Other White, The Other Red and The Unknown. I’ve had these at tastings and have actually purchased a few in the past.
I salute Roger for having 7 all from one winery and to have them at darn good prices. Four of them are in my price range. And I could splurge and buy the other 3 for a buck or two more.
Laurel and Ed arrived. They were at the very first tasting I attended when BottleReport started back in 2009. Laurel and I were debating which wines were best. But we both agreed that it wasn’t easy since all were good. The Malbec was a bit oaky and smokey. Maybe a bit musty. I’m okay with that flavor. As long as it doesn’t smell like grandma’s basement I’m okay.
The Six Clones Merlot has some nice spiciness to it. The Other had a hint of a cherry cola. I’m not saying it was sweet. The Unknown had a slightly different flavor with each sip. The oaky tannins changed each time.
The Old Vine Zin was the second good sign for me in a week. Roger had a 2014 Zin at last week’s tasting. I got into Zins in 2011. Loved them. Prices were low. Then 2011 hit. I wasn’t impressed with many of them. 2013 was slightly better. If this Zin is any indication I think I’ll be tasting more 2014 zins soon. This was a bit light, maybe a bit young. I think with time this will be a great zin. I doubt I could keep a bottle for any length of time. This is not their Immortal Zin which is also an old vine zin. Not sure if they are discontinuing that label or not or if this is the same style Zin with a new label.
Roger has special pricing for these wines. They usually sell for $15 but they will have all of them marked down to $8.99 to $11.99 till supplies last. Best part is you get to taste them this weekend to see if you like them before you purchase. Receive a 10% discount with a purchase of our featured wines & 15% discount off a mixed case of these wines.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, August 26, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, August 27, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: $7
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):

  1. The Other White 2011
  2. Peirano Estate Vineyards Malbec 2012
  3. Peirano Estate Vineyards “The Unknown” 2011
  4. The Other Red 2012
  5. Peirano Estate Vineyards “Six Clones Merlot” 2013
  6. Peirano Estate Vineyards Syrah 2012
  7. Peirano Estate Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

All Peirano Estate. Quite the lineup
All Peirano Estate. Quite the lineup

Here are the detailed wine notes:
The Other White 2011 | Lodi, California
One is immediately struck by the vibrant color of this wine. The aromas of apples, pears, tropical fruit, and a whiff of bubble gum are complemented by hints of coconut and vanilla. Lush flavors of fresh ripe pears, apples, tropical fruit and homemade lemon pie lead to a long, totally seductive, finish. The 2011 blend consists of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% Viognier. Website
Cost: $8.99
Peirano Estate Vineyards Malbec 2012 | Lodi, California
The color of this wine is a vibrant deep purple/garnet. The aromas fill your senses with big ripe black cherries, strawberries, boysenberries, and vanilla. On the palate, your mouth will explode with seductive forward flavors of black cherries, blackberries and dried cranberries. The finish leads to a rich, round and soft mouth feel with moderate tannins. Light spice and toast lead to a soft lingering experience. The wine is ready to drink, but will continue to age over the next 5 to 8 years. Website
Cost: $9.99
Peirano Estate Vineyards “The Unknown” 2011 | Lodi, California
As you begin your journey into “The Unknown”, delight in the aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, black licorice & spice. As you journey further, to that first sip, savor the lush, well rounded, full mouth filling flavors of plums, currants, figs and black raspberries. At last it all comes together. Find the completeness of your journey’s end with the haunting, lingering finishing characteristics of roasted coffee, black & red berries dipped in chocolate and blackberry pie. Now the challenging question: Do you know what varietals went into “The Unknown”? The Answer to Your Question Is:70% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Viognier. Website
Cost: $11.99
The Other Red 2012 | Lodi, California
One is immediately struck by the vibrant color of this wine. The aromas of black cherry, raspberry, candied fruit and dried cranberries are complemented by spicy, toasty oak notes. Upon washing this liquid across the palate, a wave of sweet dried cherries, cranberry, and raspberries, with a hint of light toast, leads to a long, totally seductive, finish. This wine has a “too die for” rich velvety mouth-feel. The blend gives a great expression of each of the grape varieties, marrying all those individual characteristics to produce a wine that will gently knock your socks off. ‘The Other’ is a perfect accompaniment to a variety of cuisines.The 2012 blend consists of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah (same for 2013). Website
Cost: $11.99
Peirano Estate Vineyards “Six Clones Merlot” 2013 | Lodi, California
Aromas of black cherries, red ripe raspberries, strawberry and spice (white pepper), join together in a single sensation of olfactory bliss. The mouth is filled with an array of flavors, including black cherry, strawberry and raspberry with lingering hints of cocoa and toasted oak. Moderate tannins and good acidity leave a pleasing, long lasting finish. Each juicy sip is more comforting than the last always leaving the palate to want more. Website
Cost: $10.99
Peirano Estate Vineyards Syrah 2012 | Lodi, California
The vibrant color entices the eye, while aromas of baked blackberry pie, black currants and spicy dark earthy fruit invites a sip. Across the palate, mouth-filling black cherry, spicy dark plums and warm cranberries dance on the mouth’s senses. Supple tannins lead to a balanced, lingering, mouth-filling finish. With its great balance of bright acids and tannins, this wine can age for several years. The whole profile of this wine reminds one of a simpler time in the hills above 19th century Genoa, Italy, with fresh food, good friends, and good conversation. Website
Cost: $9.99
Peirano Estate Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 | Lodi, California
Estate-grown old-vine Zinfandel from Lodi, California. Medium-bodied wine with delicate red and dark fruits. A touch of vanilla and spicy oak flavors support and give the wine a full expression. The vine and label is different from their Immortal Old Vine Zinfandel that has been popular over the years. Not sure if that label will continue since the last mention of it is from 2013 and their website has no mention of this Old Vine Zin from 2014. Website
Cost: $9.99

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