2020 Giguiere Estate 'Pillars of Hercules' Red Blend Dunnigan Hills
Winemaker Notes: This unique blend of three Estate Grown reds shows off its robust pedigree in the deep, dark purple color. The aromatics are a beautiful mix of violets, dense black fruit, and chocolate. Juicy flavors of blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry jam are a nice counterpoint to the toasty oak and racy black pepper notes. The texture is full and viscous and hangs around for a long finish.
This bold red blend has enough balance and complexity to enjoy on its own as an aperitif. It is also a great choice to pair with baby back ribs, slow-roasted lamb shanks, or grilled veggies tossed with a rich romesco sauce.
Blend: 54% Petite Sirah, 27% Petit Verdot, 19% Teroldego
Wine Enthusiast - "This quietly impressive wine is deep and saturated but not showy, offering its incredibly concentrated black fruits and dark chocolate on a full body submerged in very fine-grained tannins. Made from Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Teroldego, it's delicious now but best from 2026–2035."
Wilfred Wong - "The 2020 Pillars of Hercules Giguiere Estate is a flavorful red blend with an excellent palate presence. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruit, rustic spices, and oaky nuances. Enjoy it with an old-fashioned beef stew."
|USA - California
|Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Red Blend, Teroldego