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Hello everyone. I have a very special wine I want to feature this week. Not only do profits go to a great cause, but the wine is also outstanding. Here is some important information from the producer, Charles Krug:

“The Purple Heart – No honor better symbolizes the bravery, determination, and selflessness of the military men and women serving our country. Inspired by this noblest medal, and in tribute to the late Peter Mondavi Sr.—a proud World War II veteran—his sons, Marc and Peter Jr., challenged veteran winemaker John Moynier to craft an exceptional red wine worthy of its iconic title. The wine serves as a testament to the integrity and virtue of the Purple Heart Foundation and aims to further the organization’s cause through both awareness and fundraising. To this end, Purple Heart Wines proudly makes an annual donation to the Foundation, which goes toward serving the unmet needs of military men, women, and families. Join us as we lift a glass in tribute to our brave heroes and thank them for the profound contributions and sacrifices, they have made.”  From the Charles Krug Winery Winemaker, John Moynier.

“In April 2017, Marc and Peter Jr. turned to an old friend—John Moynier—to assume the winemaking helm at Purple Heart Wines. A proud veteran of the US Air Force from 1968-1972, John was inspired to return from retirement and dedicate himself to supporting the Purple Heart Foundation’s mission by crafting this exceptional red blend. A graduate of UC Davis’ Fermentation Science program, John has been making wines for the C. Mondavi Family for over thirty years. He views Purple Heart as the perfect capstone to a storied winemaking career.”

There are two other nice wines including The Chankaska Creek La Crescent which is being poured at all Twins, Timberwolves, Wild and Viking home games. Enjoy!


-Bill the Wine Guy



Purple Heart Sonoma County Red Blend
Purple Heart Wine
“Crafted from hand-selected lots of choice Sonoma County fruit, the 2015 Purple Heart has aromas of cedar, plums, blackberries and black currant with hints of black licorice. Dark ruby and opaque in appearance, this medium-bodied wine is lushly textured with notes of red and black fruits, blueberry and hints of cardamom. Seamless across the palate, the wine has a long, velvety mouthfeel and finely balanced tannins. It will drink beautifully upon release and will continue to gain complexity and grace with 4-5 years cellaring. Appellation: Sonoma County Alc: 14.2% pH: 3.46 TA: 0.59g/100ml Blend: 67% Merlot, 19% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc” – Winemaker’s Notes
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $13.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 6th, 2018



Vigilance Chardonnay Red Hills
Vigilance Chardonnay Lots of butter and baking spices waft from the glass before lush pear, apple and butterscotch flavors coat the palate. This full-bodied wine is very nicely crafted in a big smooth style that emphasizes viscosity and ripeness. – Critical Acclaim Wine Enthusiast 90 points
Regular Price $19.99
Rewards Price $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 6th, 2018



Chankaska Creek La Crescent Minnesota White
La Crescent
The wine tastes and smells like fresh pineapple and other tropical fruits such as mango and guava. There are also suggestions of peach, banana and rose petals. The wine has excellent concentration, lasts long on the palate, and finishes fresh and bright.
Regular Price $19.99
Rewards Price $15.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 6th, 2018


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