2012 Pazzo (Call Me Crazy)


Pazzo (crazy in Italian) is our unique red wine blend intended for early consumption. It offers the best of Napa Valley at an attractive price. We blended a favorite barrel from various varietals and added them to our best barrels of Sangiovese. The Sangiovese offers a ‘wow’ factor of acidity, cherry-berry goodness, and an amazingly fragrant nose that has you craving another glass. Syrah adds a bolder, richer component to the wine, and also gives Pazzo its deep color. The balance of fruit, oak and tannin in the wine is perfect for drinking now. ‘Delicious’ is the word most used to describe Pazzo.

The Wine Advocate, Oct 2014

Rating: 90
Speaking of Janzen’s terrific value, the 2012 Pazzo rocks. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Syrah, and Sangiovese, it’s a very sexy, fleshy, succulent style of wine that consumers
undoubtedly adore. Lots of red and black fruits, meaty, peppery spices and a hint of
Provençal herbs all catch the taster’s attention in this lusty, heady, ripe, rare outstanding
effort. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.

  • Varietal Content: 54% Sangiovese, 28% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.9%
  • pH: 3.83
  • TA: .57g/100ml

Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturist: Kirk Venge
Proprietor: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 2120 cases
Release Date: September 2013

Click here to download the 2012 Pazzo tasting notes.

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