Last Memorial Day weekend, I wrote an article about our Glory Cellars wines, where WineShop At Home partners with America’s Mighty Warriors, a nonprofit whose mission is to honor the sacrifices of our troops and the fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency and recovery. Today, I wanted to talk to you about our Glory Cellars Hero’s Blend, which is my favorite of our Glory Cellars wines.
What Is Our Glory Cellars Hero’s Blend
Our Glory Cellars Hero’s Blend is a Meritage, also known as a Bordeaux blend. In this blend, we use all five of the major Bordeaux grapes: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. The grapes are from Spring Mountain and Carneros in the Napa Valley.
Several factors in the grape growing and wine making have truly set this wine up for Glory:
- Low yields of three to four tons per acre
- Meticulous sorting at harvest
- The Cab and Merlot were grown in the cooler terroir of Carneros, a key to the complexity of this wine
- Extended maceration during fermentation
- Twenty months of aging in French oak barrels
What Does This Wine Taste Like?
According to our winemaker Alex, “This Bordeaux-style blend is radiant with fruit-forward aromas like blueberry, blackberry and cherry. The French oak is bursting in the finish, completing a mature nose with notes of cigar box and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth and will develop even further with age. The secret to the longevity of this great red wine, as in all reds, is its acidity.”
According to me who opened a bottle last night, this wine is to die for. Rich and complex and voluptuous. I think I have four more bottles left. That means I will need to place a new order soon. If you’d like to try this wine, you can place an order on my site or call or email me at 650-714-7009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Does This Wine Go Well With?
If you’re a meat eater, try this wine with rack of lamb, roast beef, roasted pork loin or a grilled rib eye steak. If you’re not a meat eater, pair this wine with tomato-based pasta dishes, pizza, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and blue cheese.