2011 Pirate Magnum 1.5Lt ea

2011 Pirate Magnum 1.5Lt ea

The true treasure of the seven seas - Pirate TreasuRed. A big, brazen blend of seven different red varietals...In Magnum size!  All are signed by Heidi Barrett.

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Pirate TreasuRed returns for its 5th swashbuckling vintage, the 2011. There’s no reason you can’t have a bit of fun with high quality wine and, trust me, we did! 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 (07) 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 percentages change slightly depending on the vintage but the 2011 once again has seven varietals; Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, 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. It’s actually a serious wine but with fun packaging.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2011
Appellation Napa Valley

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Tasting Notes (tasted 03/19/14 by HPB) The 2011 Pirate TreasuRed is deep black raspberry in color with enticing aromas of ripe fruit, plum, blackberry jam, pomegranate, spice and a light touch of toasty French oak. Soft, rich and mouth coating with flavors that match the aromas. Very layered in both aromatics and the flavor profile with seven grape varieties contributing to the overall blend. Each adds its own profile and personality to this unique wine. I love the mid and back palate texture of chewy seamless, refined tannins. They give the wine nice structure and length without dryness. This is a versatile wine that’s fun and delicious. Drink up all ye pirates! Ahoy!