2012 Portrait of a Mutt Red Wine
Always a blend, thus a “mutt”. Our 2012 "Portrait of a Mutt" is a most worthy "mutt" indeed. Blended from a combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, Carignane and Petite Sirah, this release continues our homage to California's early history, when fruit-forward wines were made by Italian immigrants using a field mix blend of various grapes from their vineyard with Zinfandel at the core. Our "Portrait" showcases the sweet berry and spice qualities of the Zin, the red cherry fruit components of the other varietals and an overall firm structure and lovely mouthfeel. We salute all the "mutts" that combine the best of many breeds!