Wines 4 Cures 4 Wishes Napa Valley Merlot 2009
Wines 4 Cures is a Proud Sponsor of Make-A-Wish Foundation® , an organization who since 1980, has been granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Wines 4 Cures began its' first project with the development of a wine for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, aptly named the 65 Roses. Quickly, other foundation projects that touched the lives of the Wines 4 Cures team were added including Make a Wish, Team Fox, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.