February 2014 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 3

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ITEM #: C0214R1DC
Retail Price:
$15.99/each
Member Price: $10.98/each
Reorder Price:
$7.99/each
50% Discount
Reserve Red
(Merlot/Cabernet
Sauvignon)
2011
Pat Paulsen
Monterey, California
Color:
Deep purple
Nose:
Currant, black cherry
and chocolate
Palate:
Very clean cranberry
and soft tannins
Finish:
Long and foreboding
with cherry and vanilla
Alcohol:
13.5%
Drink now
through 2015
WOMC RATING
95 Points
Featured in the
CALIFORNIA WINE SERIES
the other. When we went to
tastings together, he would
ask me to taste the wines
and tell him if it was okay.
I corresponded with Monty
and told him about the Wine
of the Month Club and there
you have it. Monty was
finishing his fermentation
science degree at UC Davis in
1990, but unfortunately he
would not be able to work
in the family
winery. Lacking
the presence of
his star father
to sell the
wine, Pat really
did travel to
promote his
w i nes
bu t
unfortunately in
a sad economy they were
forced to close the original
winery.
Now, 23 years later, Monty
has revived the winery and
the brand. The wines of Pat
Paulsen Vineyards are made
with the same philosophy as
they were decades ago by
offering great value.
Our selection is primarily
Merlot, 89%, with touches of
Cabernet Sauvignon and a
few others. Obviously, Monty
learned his craft well as this
is an extraordinary offering
at an incredible price.
Luscious, soft ripe fruit with a
long finish that could match
with rack of lamb beautifully.
’ve literally written
thousands of Wine of
the Month newsletter
over the last 40 years. Don’t
remember making any of
them too personal. Until
now. The great Pat Paulsen,
one of the truly funniest men
who ever lived, was a great
friend. I met him on the set
of The Smothers Brothers
show in 1967 when I
interviewed him for my
college news-
paper and then
again 15 years
later when we
toured Colorado
s e l l i ng ou r
wines.
When he ’ d
come to LA,
he’d always call and leave
tickets for me to see his
performances. Probably the
best compliment I ever
received from anybody was
when Pat told me that I was
a funny man. I was given
an opportunity to visit his
winery and even received a
wonderful tour and tasting
by his lovely wife, Jane.
So, when I hear his son,
Monty, is resurrecting the
wine company, I had to get
in touch with him and tell
him of my friendship with
his dad and his sister, Terri,
who stayed in touch with me
daily during Pat’s last days
in 1997. His dad not only
wasn’t a winemaker, he
really couldn’t tell one from
I
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