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Blend: 40% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah, 15% Cinsault, 15% Carignane, 5% Grenache
22 Pirates was created to employ the finest Rhone Varietals from premier wine growing regions throughout California. The wine is a distinct representation of the harmony and balance that can be created when using all or some of the 22 Varietals. Each Vintage’s unique blend offers a bold structure of powerful fruit accompanied by an elegant palate appeal from the use of only the finest French Oak. Small batch fermentations coupled with extended oak aging give rise to a complex and dynamic wine that stands alone or can be paired with an exquisite meal.
The grapes for 22 Pirates are sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards yielding the highest quality for the wine and the environment. The winemaker Jason Robideaux collaborates closely with vineyard owners throughout the state to ensure optimal quality and ripeness that provides a balance that shows through in the wine.
22 Pirates is a global adventure in a bottle, traveling the Rhone region in France to California’s Central Coast. Famous for producing award-winning wines, the Rhone Region celebrates 22 different varieties of grapes. Several pioneers brought Rhone grapes to California, where they flourished. We developed the 22 Pirates Brand to represents one pirate for each of the Rhone varieties. 22 Pirates is exciting Red Rhone Blend that will stay the course – vintage to vintage. “What’s the blend?”, you ask. Sorry pirates never tell! Only our swashbuckling winemaker has the creative liberty to craft his treasure.
22 Pirates embodies both the bold independence of California with the elegant sophistication of the Rhone Valley. From barrel to bottle the spirit of 22 Pirates seduces your senses; filled with exceptionally crafted wine and packaged for interactive fun. Every bottle introduces you to a different member of the crew with a customized cork listing his name and role aboard the ship. We challenge you to “Grab Yer Cork”, visit our website and “Find Ye Pirate” to learn your pirate’s personal tale. The label is an original artwork created by a French painter named Francois-Auguste Biard in 1855. Biard’s work tells the tale of treachery, as the thieving crew lures a passing ship to come closer with the promise of companionship and music. Completely unaware those are not women or fanciful passengers, but a crew lying in wait. Adventure, peril, and impending mayhem…just a day in the life of a pirate!