To capture the essence of Forty Licks, the 40 tracks that cover the Rolling Stone's career, Winemaker Mark Beaman chose to work with Merlot. This varietal captures the comfort of turning to a solid classic that stands the test of time. Much like the band itself, Mendocino County winemaking stays true to its roots with a consistent and confident character not caught up in fads or trends.
2013 House of Independent Producers HIP Merlot 750ml
Manufacturer: Hedges Family Estate
Brand: House of Independent Producers
2013 was another excellent vintage in Washington State, made slightly unusual by 80 plus temperatures in April and 90 plus temperatures in May. This uncommon early season heat caused bud break and growth to be early and rapid, exceeding average by about ten days. An average summer meant veraison and harvest began early, which led to ripe fruit throughout the state. Once again, average in Washington is everyone else great. Fruit was predominately sourced from The Sagemoor Farms Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA.
Slip into something lush... Sweet Bliss Red is a perfect wine for people who appreciate the complexity and rich texture of a superb red wine, but prefer an approachable, fruit-forward, off-dry flavor profile. The label artwork of Sweet Bliss Red depicts the essence and flavors of the wine flawlessly. A ripe red cherry dipped in sumptuous, melted chocolate irresistibly inspires you to delight in this sweet, luscious red wine. The aromas are a divine harmony of ripe red fruit and subtle toasted oak with deep cherry flavors and a velvety chocolate mouth feel. Sweet Bliss Red is strikingly versatile - so no need to be too precious with food pairings. Have a ball and experiment pairing this lush wine with your tastiest favorites. Serve it up with barbecued chicken, grilled burgers or pizza... For the ultimate indulgence, pair Sweet Bliss Red with chocolate cake, cheesecake and cobblers. Of course, we tempt you to pour Sweet Bliss all on its own as a divine aperitif.