Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mutt Lynch Winery

"Bark Less, Wag More"

Mutt Lynch Winery

To test out the Underground Cellar system, we ordered some reds from Mutt Lynch Winery - disappointingly, we received 5 bottles of their 2009 Merlot and only one other, the Petite Sirah, but that's the way the system works. Oh well.

Mutt Lynch Winery was born in 1995 combining the owners' mutual passion for wine and “all things dog.” They support local animal rescue organizations in their tireless efforts to save pets’ lives. Nationally, the winery supports North America’s largest pet adoption web service, Adopt-a-Pet.com, whose mission is simple – linking homeless pets with homes.

Mutt Lynch Merlot Over and Play Dead 2009 Central Coast

Merlot Over and Play Dead 2009 Central Coast
Medium dark ruby red with light edges; earthy currant and green olive aromas; black cherry, caramel, coffee and smoke flavors; medium mouthfeel into a lightly tannic finish; 96% Merlot (4% ??); aged predominantly in used barrels; 13.5% ABV; 1,432 cases; twist-off closure; SRP $14.99.

Mutt Lynch mbf Petite Sirah, Perotti Vineyard Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County 2009
mbf Petite Sirah, Perotti Vineyard Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County 2009
Dark, dark, dark; pepper, plum, earth aromas; blueberry, dark cherry, and tobacco flavors; medium mouthfeel, definitely silkier than the Merlot; tannic finish; open-top tank fermentation; aged in 100% French Oak barrels for 18 months; 14.4% ABV; 167 cases; cork closure; SRP $24.99.
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