Purple Heart Napa Valley Red Wine 2015
Our 2014 Purple Heart has aromas of mulberries, plums and blackberries with hints of black licorice. Dark ruby and opaque in appearance, this medium-bodied beauty is lushly textured with notes of red and black fruits and hints of cardamom. Seamless across the palate, the wine has a long, velvety mouthfeel and balanced tannins. It will drink beautifully upon release and gain complexity and grace over 4-5 years.
A Heroic Red Blend
An Inspired Collaboration between the C. Mondavi & Family and the Purple Heart Foundation
The Purple Heart – No honor better symbolizes the bravery, determination and selflessness of the military men and women serving our country. Inspired by this most noble medal, and in tribute to the late Peter Mondavi Sr.—a proud World War II veteran—his sons, Marc and Peter Jr., challenged veteran winemaker John Moynier to craft an exceptional red wine worthy of its iconic title. The wine serves as a testament to the integrity and virtue of the Purple Heart Foundation, and aims to further the organization’s cause through both awareness and fundraising. To this end, Purple Heart Wines proudly makes an annual donation to the Foundation, which goes toward serving the unmet needs of military men, women and families. Join us as we lift a glass in tribute to our brave heroes and thank them for the profound contributions and sacrifices they have made.
Wine SpectatorA fruity style, with red berry flavors that are fresh and engaging. Balsa wood and cedar accents show on the finish. Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. 23,800 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastLed by 67% Merlot, this also includes 19% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Approachable and thickly concentrated, it offers a generous helping of fruity blackberry and cherry with toasted oak.