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Memorial Day Weekend

As we approach Memorial Day, it’s good to remember what the holiday is truly about. Yes, we should celebrate life, enjoy barbeques, get out on the lake, go shopping with family and friends, etc. But as Americans we get to enjoy these fun days only because of those who have sacrificed for our right to do it.

Here’s the wine pairing information for this Friday from 5-8 p.m. Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin is made using grapes sourced from gnarled 35–80-year-old head trained vines. From some of the oldest vines in California, the grapes are hand-harvested in the cool of the night, then delivered to the winery to be de-stemmed and gently pressed into fermentation tanks. After seven to nine days of fermentation, the wine is gently racked into a combination of French and American oak for malolactic fermentation and aging. This intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, jammy blackberries and mocha flavors with layers of spice and vanilla balanced by complex French and American oak.

Terranoble Gran Reserva Carmenere wine shows a purple-red color and stands out for its ripe black fruits, spicy notes, and soft touches of bitter chocolate. This Chilean wine feels concentrated on the palate with sweet and round tannins and a touch of chocolate in its ending, which comes from its aging process in French oak barrels.

Protea Chenin Blanc from coastal South Africa has appealing stonefruit aromas with a gentle lemon zest edge. The palate is appropriately fruity – with more nectarine, apricot, quince and touch of ripe honeyed sweetness to balance the vibrant, fresh acidity. Succulent and refreshing with a tasty citrus pith note that lends texture and gives a long finish.

On this Memorial Day, we celebrate the dedication of the citizens who have given their lives in the service of our country. The loyal commitment of these men and women preserves our freedom and provides us with opportunities many around the world do not have. We are proud to honor their dedication.

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