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2013 Pugsley

2013 Pugsley

Pugsley 2013 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Syrah

Named after our demanding and mischievous rescue pug, Malbec; this wine is lovingly crafted from our Syrah vines, which thrive in our rocky volcanic soil. 

Pugsley shows deep, inky dark red color with a purplish hue.

The nose of this wine is packed with lush, fleshy black fruit characteristics with black pepper, olive and hints of sweet oak notes.

A lovely wine with fleshy, ripe fruit flavors that carry through the mid-palate; it is medium to full bodied with a silky texture leading to a long finish.

In deference to our sweet girl, we have blended in just enough of our estate grown Merlot to give this wine the characteristic spice and spunk of its namesake.

Harvested: October 8, 2013

Fermented in open top macro bin

Barrel Aged in French Oak (Syrah 50% new; Merlot 100% new) for 21 months

Racked three times during aging

15.0% Alcohol

94% Syrah; 6% Merlot

TASTING NOTES

Cost: $ 60.00

SOLD OUT

Awards

Silver Medal - World Wine Championships - 12/01/15

Opaque black violet color. Delicate, roasted aromas of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate drizzled on berries, and moss and leaves with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long coffee grounds, parchment, marinated mushroom, and cedar dust finish with dusty, grippy tannins and moderate oak. A dry, earthy syrah for the table. 

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & rich & full 

Aroma Aroma: roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate drizzled on berries, and moss and leaves 

Taste Flavor: coffee grounds, parchment, marinated mushroom, and cedar dust 

Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity

 Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food 

Recipes Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Lamb Kebobs, Souvlaki 

Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, earthy syrah for the table. 

 

#1 rated Syrah in the competiton - Oakland Wine Festival - July 2016
Silver Medal - American Fine Wine Competition - 1/23/16
Silver Medal - American Fine Wine Competition - 1-16-17


Pugsley Wine Information

Pugsley is our signature Atlas Peak Syrah.

The 2014 vintage is crafted from grapes grown on our estate on Atlas Peak.

Syrah from Atlas Peak is particularly evocative of the rocky volcanic soil, which predominates our vineyards.  

As such, it has a pleasing minerality; coupled with luscious fruit characteristics of blackberry and blueberry.

Named after our mischievous rescue Pug, Malbec, this wine is one of a kind; and full of spice and spunk.

The 2014 vintage is rated 90-92+ by Robert Parker.

 

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Lagniappe Peak, Napa Valley

Our Wines

Our hillside vineyards are planted in volcanic soils and overlook the extensive San Francisco Bay.
We enjoy cool morning breezes followed by long afternoon sun; in short, optimal growing conditions.