Glory Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Hero’s Blend
For this Hero’s Blend, we sourced a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot grapes from Spring Mountain and Carneros in the Napa Valley.
Low yields of three to four tons per acre, meticulous sorting at harvest, extended maceration during fermentation and twenty months of ageing in French oak barrels complete the list of accomplishments for this magic recipe. This Bordeaux-style blend is radiant with fruit-forward aromas like blueberry, blackberry and cherry. The French oak is bursting in the finish, completing a mature nose with notes of cigar box and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth and will develop even further with age. Merlot and Cabernet Franc were grown in the cooler terroir of Carneros, a key to the complexity of this wine. The secret to the longevity of this great red wine, as in all reds, is its acidity. You can enjoy this 2017 now, or with a little cellaring, your patience will be rewarded.
Serve our 2017 Glory Cellars Hero’s Blend with a rack of lamb, roast beef, roasted pork loin or a grilled rib eye steak. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Beef Medallions in Portobello Wine Sauce.
Raise your glass & celebrate the glory of those who do not seek it, yet serve our nation every day. With every sale of this wine, $2 will be donated to our “Raise Your Glass” corporate giving program, benefitting America’s Mighty Warriors, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
91 Points, Gold - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
97 Points, Platinum, Best Bordeaux-Style Blend - 2020 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver - 2020 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Silver - 2021 New York International Wine Competition
Silver - 2021 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge