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Wine of the month for October

Wine of the month for October is reflective of my wine tastes of late. I am all about the blends. Of course, I still love my Cabernets and Zinfindels, but I am really digging the blends lately. Source Napa 2004 Heritage Sites Napa Valley Red Wine is the October wine of the month. The 2004 is the latest release of the Heritage Sites produced by Davies and Gamble. The winery was originally founded in 2000 by Bill Davies (the Davies family owns Schramsberg Vineyards) and Tom Gamble (the Gambles have farmed in Napa Valley since 1916). As you can see between the two family names there is a lot of Napa Valley history behind this label. The Heritage Sites 2004 vintage is a blend of 62% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot with the fruit being from three Napa Heritage properties; Mt Veeder, Pepper Hill (a hillside in Carneros) and the Mayacamas foothills vineyard originally farmed by the Christian Brothers over 100 years ago. With only 400 cases produced this wine is well worth it’s price, retail $38.00. I was able to pick it up on sale a bit cheaper. It offers wonderful aromas of chocolate, cherry, spice and oak. The taste is smooth, lots of deep dark cherry with hints of spice and vanilla. The wine is certainly a keeper for many years to come, but is also very enjoyable now.

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