2017 Portrait of a Mutt
Our 2017 Portrait of a Mutt Red Blend is made up of three grapes - Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. This magical combination of grapes originates from the Southern Rhone region in France; it is also a mainstay in Australia where the Aussie's call it "GSM". What is so special about these three grapes is how they play off of each other. Grenache provides lush berry fruit a soft palette; Syrah contributes red and black fruits, smoke, bacon and pepper spice; and Mourvedre provides the backbone of dark fruit, meaty flavors and tannins. Combined they produce a full flavored, robust red wine that we love to drink.
It’s all about the fruit. For her “Dog Series” wines, Brenda has one goal in mind - create fruit-forward wines with varietally true aromatics, mid palette weight and flavor, and a full bodied and balanced finish. Brenda sources her fruit from a variety of appellations within California always letting the quality of the fruit drive her selections. Her travels always seem to have stops in beach towns for a cold beer at the local pub, which she claims are an equally important part of her winemaking.