Pugsley 2013 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Named after our demanding and mischievous rescue pug, Malbec; this wine is lovingly crafted from our Syrah vines, which thrive in our rocky volcanic soil.
Pugsley shows deep, inky dark red color with a purplish hue.
A lovely wine with fleshy, ripe fruit flavors that carry through the mid-palate; it is medium to full bodied with a silky texture leading to a long finish.
In deference to our sweet girl, we have blended in just enough of our estate grown Merlot to give this wine the characteristic spice and spunk of its namesake.
Harvested: October 8, 2013
Fermented in open top macro bin
Barrel Aged in French Oak (Syrah 50% new; Merlot 100% new) for 21 months
Racked three times during aging
94% Syrah; 6% Merlot
Opaque black violet color. Delicate, roasted aromas of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate drizzled on berries, and moss and leaves with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long coffee grounds, parchment, marinated mushroom, and cedar dust finish with dusty, grippy tannins and moderate oak. A dry, earthy syrah for the table.
Style: Oaky & rich & full
Aroma: roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate drizzled on berries, and moss and leaves
Flavor: coffee grounds, parchment, marinated mushroom, and cedar dust
Enjoy: Now with food
Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Lamb Kebobs, Souvlaki
Bottom Line: A dry, earthy syrah for the table.
Pugsley Wine Information
Pugsley is our signature Atlas Peak Syrah.
The 2014 vintage is crafted from grapes grown on our estate on Atlas Peak.
Syrah from Atlas Peak is particularly evocative of the rocky volcanic soil, which predominates our vineyards.
As such, it has a pleasing minerality; coupled with luscious fruit characteristics of blackberry and blueberry.
Named after our mischievous rescue Pug, Malbec, this wine is one of a kind; and full of spice and spunk.
The 2014 vintage is rated 90-92+ by Robert Parker.
Food PairingsArugula & Strawberry Salad
Herb Crusted Tri-Tip
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Awards & Ratings for all vintages of this wine