Dearly Beloved Forever Red, Mendocino County, California, 2015/2016/2017
Overview of the Wine
The Dearly Beloved Manifesto: "Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here today in the face of this company to eat, drink, and be merry, a pursuit commended as honorable among all men; and, therefore, is not by any to be joined into unadvisedly or lightly, but purposefully, passionately, and with unbridled appetite. Into this spirited estate we people now present intend to be joined as a host and made merry. If any person can show just cause why we should not cast ourselves forward in this endeavor, let them drink now and forever hold their peace.
Our truth is this: “LIFE IS SHORT!” Regret not your economies, forget not your mortality, and spend your days, be they but a single one in celebration of the moment, with wine of character, food of flavor, and friends of wit, wisdom, and honesty.
In raising our glasses, we declare that as of this moment and from this day forward, we will stand together as brothers and sisters, having shared not only this wine and this moment, but of and between ourselves an experience unique and special on this occasion of merriness and joy."
Grape / Blend
Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
A basic value that goes down easy! Strong aromas of black cherry, leather, Christmas spice and dark chocolate leave your mouth watering. A full-bodied wine with balanced acidity and integrated tannins. Flavors of candied dark cherry, raspberry and blueberry develop into a bite of a warm berry pie. The wine layers in hints of toasted oak lasting long after the finish. Dare to combine with chicken-fried steak, barbecued meat, a triple-patty bacon cheeseburger, a meat-lover's pizza, fajitas, an omelette or fried okra.