Dueling Pistols
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On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving problems over a glass of this “dual” of Zinfandel and Syrah.  Our vineyards are just off the Russian River shore, where the weather displays a dichotomy between morning, afternoon and evening similar to that of Hamilton and Burr.  The result is a mature wine with bright cherry jam aromas and big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
The nose has beautiful aromas of dark fruits and black tea with a little of the enticing white pepper component
Taste
The juicy entrance leads to nice mid-weight density and mouth-filling texture. The finish is long, balanced, and filled with mouth coating
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
50% 
Syrah
50% 
Zinfandel
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 15 months in 20% new American and Hungarian oak barrels. American adds sweeter notes while the Hungarian provide spiciness.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving problems over a glass of this “dual” of Zinfandel and Syrah.  Our vineyards are just off the Russian River shore, where the weather displays a dichotomy between morning, afternoon and evening similar to that of Hamilton and Burr.  The result is a mature wine with bright cherry jam aromas and big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits of blackberry and black cherry with black pepper and spice
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and supple tannins
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
50% 
Syrah
50% 
Zinfandel
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 15 months in 20% new American and Hungarian oak barrels. American adds sweeter notes while the Hungarian provide spiciness.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Release Date:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
3,500
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving problems over a glass of this “dual” of Zinfandel and Syrah.  Our vineyards are just off the Russian River shore, where the weather displays a dichotomy between morning, afternoon and evening similar to that of Hamilton and Burr.  The result is a mature wine with bright cherry jam aromas and big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.  

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits of blackberry and black cherry with black pepper and spice
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and supple tannins
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
50% 
Zinfandel
50% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 15 months in 20% new American and Hungarian oak barrels. American adds sweeter notes while the Hungarian provide spiciness
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Release Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
4,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving problems over a glass of this “dual” of Zinfandel and Syrah.  This wine exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits of blackberry and black cherry with black pepper and spice
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and supple tannins
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
50% 
Zinfandel
50% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is blended together using only the free run portion. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks of zinfandel and syrah are blended post malolactic fermentation and are aged for 15 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
4,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries.  Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving differences over a glass of this “dual” of zinfandel and syrah.
This wine exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.
 

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits of blackberry and black cherry with black pepper and spice.
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and supple tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Zinfandel
Syrah
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Acid Level: 
0.62 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.80 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wineundergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks of zinfandel and syrah are blended post malolactic fermentation and are aged 15 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2011
Cases Produced: 
4,052
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries.  Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving differences over a glass of this “dual” of zinfandel and syrah.
This wine exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.
 

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits of blackberry and black cherry with black pepper and spice.
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and supple tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Acid Level: 
0.62 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.80 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wineundergoes malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks of zinfandel and syrah are blended post malolactic fermentation and are aged 15 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2011
Cases Produced: 
4,052
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML