GRAPES: 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Syrah
TASTING NOTES: This tasty red wine blend offers up rich, ripe jammy fruit including cherry, plum and baking spice with notes of cocoa. Beautifully balanced with gentle tannins and a moderate finish make this an easy-drinking wine you’ll love for every day occasions.
Bar Dog Wine calls their monocle-wearing “Bar Dog Companion” a “bone-vivant.” With a motto like “Life is Short. Paws to Refresh,” this winery is quietly supporting animal rescue — and the right to kick back with a good glass of red wine. The wine brand makes annual contributions to select organizations, with this year the recipients being Wine Country Animal Lovers in Napa Valley and the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Santa Rosa.
Their wine labels each feature a different vintage-style drawing of a Bar Dog. The inspiration for the Boston Terrier featured on the bottle of Bar Dog cabernet sauvignon, the first release of the series, comes from a dog named Pete. Pete was the beloved pet of a close family friend of the company’s president. Besides the red blend, Bar Dog also has a pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. [This Dog's Life]