2015 Hoopla ‘The Mutt’ Red Blend

“The Mutt” was inspired by Maya and Sophie, our beloved rescue dogs. “The Mutt,” like Maya and Sophie, is playful, unique and interesting. The grapes used are the “seconds”—what we don’t use in our premium wines, we salvage and use in “The Mutt.” Maya and Sophie aren’t shy about their pedigrees, and we’re not shy about using “seconds,” either, because they make a wine made from premium grapes very affordable and tasty, too. So come take a walk on the wild side—this Merlotful red blend will have you running through the vineyards, leaping for joy!

Appellation: Napa Valley
Barrel Aging: 18 months in 2 year French Oak old barrels and racked 5 times.
Varietal: 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
This Napa Valley Red Blend exemplifies the big 2015 concentration. The aromas are rich and inviting with juicy blackberry, violet, and anise lending layered complexity. The mid-palate is full and plummy with a touch of toasted oak. This structured yet smooth wine finishes with hints of cola and vanilla.
This wine will pair well with anything grilled especially a double cut Pork Chop or Rib Eye steak and is best served with roast fingerling potatoes tossed in sea salt and rosemary.