Spring Photo Caption Contest
"He ain't heavy, he's my Broker.....!"
Congratulations to this month’s caption winner, John Easton of Westerville Ohio.
While we here at Pat Paulsen Vineyards appreciate and respect the hard work that our wine sales brokers do for us in states like Ohio, this is actually a picture of Cousin Bartleby, Uncle Mustafa and Zeke who are struggling mightily to bring you the new releases of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel from Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard.
It’s a long and arduous journey from Franklin Canyon, on the outskirts of Martinez, California in the famous Zinfandel and Petite Sirah growing region of Contra Costa County, but Bartleby, Mustafa and Zeke have almost completed their journey, bringing us the first barrels of 2012 wine from Steve and Genene Welch’s 6th generation ranch and vineyard, which we are proud to feature in our Spring Release Wine Club offerings for June.
Click the images to learn more about the 2012 Rancho Las Juntas New Releases.
Regularly $28, on Special for $26 each.
The 2012 RLJ Zinfandel has lovely soft strawberry aromas and a creamy finish. Just right for sipping on its own, or drinking with delicate foods.
The 2012 RLJ Petite Sirah has rich chewy black cherry nuances and a heavy mocha finish that will make this a fun wine to save and savor.
Reports of Strange Coincidental Resemblance
Many folks say that Cousin Bartleby bears a striking resemblance to Jane Paulsen, founder of Pat Paulsen Vineyards. Some attribute this to the family’s hearty Midwest genes and a healthy diet; however we know that cousin Bartleby’s remarkable skin tone owes more to a proprietary Cabernet Seed Facial Scrub and Chardonnay Vanishing Crème formula which has been in the Paulsen family for generations. We'll share these formulas in a future blog, but for now, click the photos at right to see Bartleby, Mustafa and Zeke before the transformation.
Check out the Summer Photo Caption Contest!
Meanwhile, speaking of Jane Paulsen, we’d like to take this opportunity to announce next month’s caption contest. People have admired the lovely portrait of Pat and Jane Paulsen that has appeared on the American Gothic label since 1984, but very few of them know what these two fine country farmers are thinking. For those who think they know, here’s your chance to share it with the rest of us. Click on the picture to read more about this historic photo and take a gander at the caption.