Big Red Pecker
Maize ValleyOh, quite the “cocky” brute! Yes, it was a real bird and it did rule the roost, as does the wonderfully bold, yet smooth, dry red blend it is named after. Big Red Pecker is a signature dry red-wine blend made from 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Petit Syrah. Soft, fruit-forward aromas and flavors of cherry and blackberry from the Merlot and Petit Syrah are blended with the bold structure from Cabernet Sauvignon to provide the perfect amount of tannins and balance. The hens would say to check out the “legs” on this one, but instead they offer a bit of advice.
“If you are going to attack the wine maker when he comes into the coop………beware that the result might end you up as soup!” (true stories from Maize Valley– ask your bartender for the full story).
About MV Big Red Pecker:
|Varietal Composition||50% Merlot
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Petit Syrah
|Barrel Aging||100% French Oak|
|Fruit Source||Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley, CA
Petit Syrah – Lodi, CA
Merlot – Alexander Valley, CA
|Analysis||Alcohol – 13.5%
Residual Sugar – N/A
Fire up the grill! Big Red Pecker is the perfect pairing for any meat lover. Steaks, ribs, chops or any other meats that can be grilled or charred work best.
Sit down and have lunch or dinner with an 8oz angus burger from the Maize Valley Tasting Room menu.
Big Red Pecker is also delicious with pastas that have red sauces like Marinara or Arabiata.