The wines produced under the El Pistolero label are Cabernet Sauvignon & Meritage from the Paso Robles AVA and Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
2011 El Pistolero Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva" - $36
This Bordeaux style blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Aromas of blackcurrant, black licorice, black pepper and cedar. Herbal notes anise and sage bark contribute to the palate, due to the addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Well structured and balanced through to a mid length finish. 48 months in French and American Oak. Cooperage was 30% New French Oak and 15% New American Oak with the balance being 3-5 year old French Oak barrels in this blend. 14.9% Alc. 750 ml
2014 El Pistolero Pinot Noir "Bin 12" - $36
The Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir grapes in this wine are from Dijon 115 and Pommard 4 clones. Inviting aromas of strawberry & cinnamon in this richly layered Pinot. Exceptional balance through to a supple finish. Cooperage was 50% New French Oak and 50% neutral French Oak barrels Alc. 14.9% 750 ml
2014 El Pistolero Chardonnay "Limitado" - $36 Santa Lucia Highlands Whole cluster pressed and aged in 50% New French Oak and 50% Stainless Steel for 12 months. 14.8% Alc
2015 El Pistolero Chardonnay "Cold Steel" - $32 "Double Gold" International Chardonnay Symposium - June 2016 Santa Lucia Highlands Whole cluster pressed and aged in stainless steel barrels for 6 months. 14.7% Alc.
2012 El Pistolero Meritage - 1.5L Pouch - $44
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot. This wine was aged for 42 months in a combination of French and American Oak barrels. 14.8 Alc. 1.5 Liters (Two Bottles) Stays fresh for up to 30 days once opened.
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Wine Enthusiast December 2015 2013 Pinot Noir 94 points May 2016 2014 Pinot Noir "Bin 7" 92 points