Thursday, April 21, 2016


WHAT: the limited edition 2013 vintage from the Purple Heart Wines proprietary help the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation

The Tasting Notes: A dark ruby red-the wine is a delicious plummy- bursting with fresh dark berries- and hints of black licorice-- balanced tannins-and a velvety finish- from noted Napa Valley winemaker Raymond F. Coursen -with a major assist from long time friends'-the amazing C. Mondavi & Family.

The first release of the Purple Heart Wine is a terrific easy to pair with food-drink now-blend of merlot 84%, cabernet 7% and cabernet franc 6% and Petit Verdot 3%.

Other Stats: 14.2% Alcohol, pH 3.62...
at $19.99/bottle-a value!
And limited to 7500 cases.

the launch was on the Intrepid Air & Space Museum-itslef-a beneficiary of funds from the Purple Heart Foundation...picture perfect weather like this day- not guaranteed but still, a must see attraction in NYC. 

INSPIRATION-MAJOR BONUS POINTS: An annual donation from  Purple Heart Wine sales' is given to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation-an organization dedicated to helping all USA military veterans and their families.
Mission: Honoring their sacrifice with our service.

FYI: A welcome meeting of the minds...between winemaker Coursen-a veteran of the Vietnam War and Peter  Mondavi Sr.'s family-whose patriarch was a proud WW II veteran...took about 3 years to produce the first release.

                                                Middle Ray Coursen-winemaker flanked by Paul Englert-VP -C. Mondavi & Family on the right and Jeffrey Roy, President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation on left

Noted:Vietnam War veterans-sadly observed-are dying at a faster rate -at earlier ages than WW II veterans.
The former naval carrier-and a submarine is docked alongside-has floors of fun and enlightening exhibits, and experiences...that will appeal to all ages. Fascinating-we spent an extra hour wandering around afterwards-in awe.

 PURPLE HEART WINES: Available now