There never need be a cause to enjoy a fine wine, but when you do get to enjoy a wine for a cause, all the better.
Purple Heart Wines makes a generous annual donation to the Purple Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of military men, women and families. For over 50 years the Purple Heart Foundation has been supporting and honoring the sacrifice military veterans have made for our country. Last year alone, the foundation helped over 19,000 veterans secure over $300 million dollars in VA benefits with their professionally trained VA Service Officers. Only with your continued support will the Purple Heart Foundation be able to provide desperately needed programs to assist veterans with new Service Dogs, Educational Scholarships, resources to help cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and necessary funding for research to heal those suffering with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Transitioning from the battlefield to the home front has never been more difficult, and every dollar donated makes a difference in the lives of our men and women in uniform – yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The wine itself is made by two veterans of the Iraq and Vietnam wars, and so the cause is personal for them. The collaboration between Ray Coursen and consulting winemaker David Grega, is a project backed by the Mondavi Family. The wine itself offers plenty of cause to toast the project, with aromas of black fruit, dried figs and anise, and a notes of black tea. The palate is full and lush with blueberry, black cherry and a wonderful structure that accents fine tannins and a sateen mouthfeel. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet, and tiny bits of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot.