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The Farm The Big Game 2013

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Winemaker Notes

46% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 The Big Game, a blend of 46% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot, reveals a lovely perfume of star anise, potpourri and dried roses over a core of blackberry preserves, cassis and mulberries, plus hints of forest floor, cloves and dried herbs. Full-bodied and densely laden with gregarious fruit and spice layers, it has a great structure of ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of vitality in the long finish.
JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck
Deeper in color than the Cardinal cuvée, the 2013 The Big Game is 46% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot that spent 27 months in a mix of new and once-used French oak. It offers terrific notes of black raspberries, blackberries, peppery spice and leafy herbs. Deep, rich and beautifully textured on the palate, with plenty of structure, it will continue drinking well through 2023.
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Paso Robles, California

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Covering the Santa Lucia Range in the northwestern portion of the greater Paso Robles appellation, the Adelaida District AVA reaches from 900 feet to over 2,000 feet in elevation. The appellation does well with Rhone and Bordeaux varieties as well as Zinfandel.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended red wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged resulting in a wide variety of red wine styles. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a red wine blend variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

How to Serve Red Wine

A common piece of advice is to serve red wine at “room temperature,” but this suggestion is imprecise. After all, room temperature in January is likely to be quite different than in August, even considering the possible effect of central heating and air conditioning systems. The proper temperature to aim for is 55° F to 60° F for lighter-bodied reds and 60° F to 65° F for fuller-bodied wines.

How Long Does Red Wine Last?

Once opened and re-corked, a bottle stored in a cool, dark environment (like your fridge) will stay fresh and nicely drinkable for a day or two. There are products available that can extend that period by a couple of days. As for unopened bottles, optimal storage means keeping them on their sides in a moderately humid environment at about 57° F. Red wines stored in this manner will stay good – and possibly improve – for anywhere from one year to multiple decades. Assessing how long to hold on to a bottle is a complicated science. If you are planning long-term storage of your reds, seek the advice of a wine professional.

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