Stein Family Wines
Region: Napa Valley, CA
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.
Grapes42% Cabernet Sauvignon
21% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot
AgeabilityEnjoy now through 2014
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.