2011 Pirate Magnum 1.5Lt ea
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.