Pat Paulsen Vineyards

Peevish Pony - Reserve Red Blend - Lot 2

“The Peevish Pony is a moody stallion that likes his grains fresh, his oats crunchy, and his red wine full of vigor and character. Don’t ever attempt to place scratchy blankets on his back or to keep him away from the frisky fillies, and whatever you do, don’t even think of serving him insipid wimpy wines made in dank musty barns. The Peevish Pony is chomping at his bit to run and to play, and with the right wine he becomes an Ecstatic Equine and just may nuzzle you the way you deserve and love.”


The Peevish Pony is a showcase for intriguing new red blends.

Lot 2 features a spicy blend of mostly 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, which shows an elegant and refined texture and mouthfeel.

Upon opening, the most sensational aspect of this wine is the complex collection of aromas that greet you. If we go with the barnyard and ranch theme inherent in the “Pony” name, we’ll find elements of wood and oak (from the barn), hay, alfalfa and other grassy nuances (the Peevish Pony loves his vittles), flint and gunpowder scents (every farmer loves hunting), and charred maple or cedar plank hints (what farmer doesn’t have a still out back that he stokes with a few burning cedar logs from time to time?).

Top off all of these wonderful aromas with crisp strawberry and cherry pie, and you’ve got yourself dinner, dessert, and an evening horse and buggy ride with someone you love….

Enjoy this  release of Peevish Pony. This horse won’t be kept locked up in the barn for long, so let’s look forward to future galloping gourmet delights along this line.

-  Monty Paulsen, Winemaker

Appellation: Sonoma County

Alcohol: 13.8%

Vineyards: Alexander Valley

Composition: 12% Merlot

88% Cabernet Sauvignon

Production: 14 cases

French, American oak barrels

Food Pairing: subtle, flavorful

Aging potential: 2 to 5 years, at its peak now.


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