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Stein Family Wines 2010 Same Sex Meritage

Stein Family Wines

2010 Red Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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Tasting Notes:

This beautiful Meritage, a Bordeaux-style blend from California, comes from same sex marriage advocate and Josh Stein. Enticing at first glance, the ruby hue of this wine hints at its approachable, easy to enjoy style. The nose is all about fruit with bright, fresh notes of cranberry, blueberry, and raspberry leading the way. More subtle nuances of damp earth and a vegetal element surface after a bit of time in the glass. On the palate the fruit takes on a slightly baked quality that blends nicely with red licorice, leather and vanilla. This is a crowd-pleaser of a wine that is enjoyable on its own or with a wide variety of foods. A Cellar Angels’ favorite!

The team at Same Sex Meritage has made their wine even more appealing by donating $1.00 for each bottle sold to Freedom to Marry, the nation’s leading same sex marriage advocacy group.

  • Grapes
    42% Cabernet Sauvignon
    23% Merlot
    21% Cabernet Franc
    10% Malbec
    4% Petit Verdot
  • Region
  • Production
    240 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Enjoy now through 2014
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:

United States citizens should have two irrevocable freedoms--to marry the person they love and topurchase an awesome wine at a reasonable price. With every bottle of Same Sex Meritage you purchase and enjoy, you support those not entirely yet accepted for wanting to marrying the people they love. Same Sex Meritage supports the progressive movement on this issue by pledging a portion of revenue to Freedom To Marry, the ongoing campaign to win marriage acceptance nationwide.

This California Meritage rivals its Old World inspirations by staying stylistically true to the philosophy that blended wines bring out the best from the grape better than the components alone. Drink Same Sex Meritage because, in doing so, you are supporting the fight for increased civil rights by toasting to brighter futures for us all. 

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb and hamburgers pair beautifully with this wine as do hard aged cheeses and mushroom dishes. Also try it with grilled chicken or pork, vegetarian dishes and semi-sweet desserts.
About the Winery
Stein Family Wines Stein Family approaches winemaking differently than most folks, believing they can use wine to provide a future for their twins as well as looking after other people’s kids, too. Interested in creating long-term sustainability and not short-term profits, Stein has invested time into grower relations and selecting distinctive vineyards from people who care about what they grow, pick, bottle and sell. Stein Family specializes in hunting for overlooked varietals and vineyards, making wines they like to drink and hoping others will like them as well. Learn more