2016 Dueling Pistols Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley
Dueling Pistols wines intertwine two competing varietals in a 50/50 blend where each varietal’s fight for power balances that of the other, like the compelling characters that tell the Dueling Pistols story. The Dry Creek Valley Red Blend is composed of 50% Zinfandel and 50% Syrah. The juicy entrance leads to nice mid-weight density and mouth filling texture. The finish is long, balanced, and satiating.
NAME2016 Dueling Pistols Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONSonoma County, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
Who are these two men? Why are they dueling? What is at stake? Who are the onlookers in the background? And most importantly – who will live? We follow Eli and Edward’s journey from the Midwest to California with the hopes of finding love and prosperity.
Eli loved Cora with all his being; but sometimes a happy ending just isn’t in the cards. Politics, family tensions, and cold blooded murder came between them and their love. Eli traveled to the ends of the earth to find Cora again, but when he arrived, he realized everything had changed. His future and his family all came down to one moment at dawn when he raised a pistol.
Being wealthy in the 1830’s had its drawbacks. The pressure for a good profession and starting a family was enough to lead a man to the brink of insanity. When Edward couldn’t take it any longer, he left and headed west in search of his calling. Neither the journey nor the arrival went as expected. He never thought he would raise his pistol that morning.
No duel is complete without the spectators and everyone has a story to tell. The town physician stood ready, but willing to save neither shooter. The town drunk was there, standing right in the middle, but even he wasn’t about to get between these dueling pistols.