There is a reason this ranch is well-known, as the wines are wonderful and distinct. Pagani Ranch always seems to be the largest-scale and darkest Heritage Wine we make. It could be the ashy soils, or the hot days and cold nights of Kenwood, or the high percentage of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and other teinturiers varieties, but the 2015 is no exception to the rule. Deep, opaque purple in color, the wine possesses many mysteries that time will reveal. Despite its weight, the wine is nicely balanced by fresh acidity. If you have this alongside the Monte Rosso (also on this release) you would be hard-pressed to guess that the vineyards are only a few miles from each other-as Monte Rosso is all about perfume and mountain fruit elegance and this is about density and power. The Taft to Monte's Teddy.
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.