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Same Sex Meritage 2010

Bordeaux Red Blends from California
    13.5% ABV
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    13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    United States citizens should have two irrevocable freedoms--to marry the person they love and to purchase an awesome wine at a reasonable price. With every bottle of Same Sex Meritage you purchase and enjoy, you support those who are currently forbidden from marrying the people they love and want to spend their lives with. This prohibition is unquestionably a violation of civil rights, and we will dispute it until same sex marriage is both legal and acknowledged everywhere in the USA. Same Sex Meritage supports the progressive movement on this issue by pledging a portion of revenue to Freedom to Marry, the advocacy group admirably and effectively leading the campaign to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act on numerous fronts.

    Blend: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

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    Same Sex Meritage, , California
    Same Sex Meritage
    Stein Family Wines makes great wines: all of their brands have won plenty of awards, received great scores, and been given good mention in the media, but that is not what makes Stein Family Wines different from all of your other wine options. Stein Family Wines donates five percent of every sale they make, and those donations go directly to the children of vineyard workers in the form of college scholarships and support funding. Yes, others give a percentage of their profits, but Stein Family Wines guarantees the kids see the money whether the winery is profitable or not.

    Same Sex Meritage believes United States citizens should have two irrevocable freedoms -- to marry the person they love and to purchase an awesome wine at a reasonable price. Same Sex Meritage is a new red wine that accomplishes both. With every bottle you purchase, Same Sex Meritage gives $1 to Freedom To Marry - an effective and noble advocacy group for equal marriage rights.

    Napa Valley

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    One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production and tourism, the Napa Valley is the AVA that brought worldwide recognition to California winemaking. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two are St.-Helena and the valley's newest AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap District, and Mt. Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

    Other Red Blends

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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