Nor Cal Mixed Breed wines pay off with more than just flavor

[MIKE DUNNE, Sacramento Bee]

Wine appreciation can be about more than just what's in the glass. Here are some recent noteworthy examples ...

“Mixed Breed” is a wine rolling out of C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery in El Dorado County. It’s the latest and most ambitious release in a program that owners Chaim and Elisheva Gur-Arieh have designated “Great Wines for Great Causes.”

The name “Mixed Breed” can be interpreted in two ways. For one, it’s a ...